God is with us, that’s why He gave us Himself in the form of the Holy Eucharist at the last supper and affirming this, He said: “This is my body…and this is my blood….” To clarify the doubt, and the confusion in the human mind, He concluded with “do this in commemoration of me.” Showing us the necessity of the institution of the Holy Eucharist and the celebration of Holy Mass in the church today.
We pray daily the Lord’s prayer (Our Father…) and reaching the line which says, “Give us this day, our daily [Epiousios] bread,” Jesus gave us a clear vision of the need for the institution of the Holy Eucharist which shall be daily spiritual food that will sustain His church and feed her spiritually. It is at this juncture That Christ advises us to do this in memory of Him, which calls for continuous remembrance of this self-offering to his Church.
It is left for us to examine our consciences individually, by asking; have I, Christ, in me? Do I feed my soul daily through the participation in the celebration of the Holy Mass as a sign of fidelity to God through His Church? Even in these trying times, do I commune spiritually by receiving the body and blood of Christ through Spiritual communion?
Let’s remember there is no love greater than this, that He gave us His body to eat and His blood to drink, to reunite us again with God, who is Love Himself, to res
tore the dignity of man lost in the garden of Eden.