To the editor:
Jesus said “I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry; he who believes in Me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35). We sometimes sing the song “Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All.” At the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper, Jesus said “This is My Body ‚Ä¶ this is My Blood” (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:12-21, Luke 22:7-14, 21-23; John 13:21-30).
When we Catholic Christians go up to receive the Eucharist, we respond “amen” to the proclamations “Body of Christ” and “Blood of Christ.” In doing so we are saying “Yes” we believe Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. Present in Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. We become intimately united with the Bread of Life!
If we truly believe, we should never again hunger for love or companionship.
If we truly believe, we should never again thirst for peace or joy; for strength or purpose or anything.
If we truly believe in the presence of Jesus, Our Lord, our God, our All, we should never again be lonely or depressed or fearful.
If we truly believe, receiving the Bread of Life once a week would never be enough and adoration chapels and events would never be large enough or often enough.
Jesus is truly the Bread of Life. He is truly present in the Eucharist. He loves us like no human can.
Jesus, I trust in you! Amen! Alleluia!
Patricia E. Baloga