My pursuit to be an authentic believer was noble. The problem is that I placed myself at the center of my pursuit instead of Jesus. Insisting that I must fully and intellectually grasp the miracle of the Eucharist was essentially to put myself on the level of the divine. … Continue readingImproving My Relationship with the Real Presence
An acquaintance recently joked, “-slippery slope! The Eucharist started out as ‘snack time’ for the Catholics and look where that went!“ I’m not sure he knows how a slippery slope works. The Eucharist is a Christian teaching that has remained constant for 2000 years. That … Continue readingWas the Eucharist Ever a Little Snack?
“Take and eat; this is my body… Drink from [the cup], all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant…” (Matthew 26:26-27). These are Jesus’ words at the Last Supper, on the first “Holy Thursday,” as he offered to his apostles what appeared to … Continue readingHis Flesh Is True Food
Let’s have a little catechtical fun for this installment of 7 Quick Takes!! I asked the other ink slingers to help me identify 7 things that all Catholics should know and I got some great responses. I also know that this list could be much … Continue reading7 Quick Takes Friday, No. 18: Catholic Catechesis
The word Eucharist literally means “thanksgiving” and since tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States I couldn’t help but use this time to write reflect the Eucharist! There are several places in the Bible to turn to for proper catechesis on the the Blessed … Continue readingThanksgiving in the Eucharist: Reflections on the Gospel of John 6