Before he gave his body and blood on the cross for the salvation of he whole world, Jesus gave his body and blood to his disciples in
the form of bread and wine, instructing them to continue this practice in memory of him. Like the LORD providing water and manna in the
desert, Jesus provides food and drink to sustain us, taking it one step further by transforming it to his own Body and Blood. As we receive
the Eucharist today, let us realize the sustenance we are given. May the Eucharist we share today strengthen and enliven us as we bring Jesus
with us to the world.
If we’re fortunate, we spend some time each day eating together with our loved ones. It may be with just one other person; it might be with a large family. We may often eat together with coworkers or friends or even neighbors. But the Eucharist is probably the one occasion at which we regularly eat with everyone: family and friends, neighbors and strangers. No matter how large or how diverse the gathering is, one thing is true: we never eat alone. We eat as one of many, as the body of Christ.
How does this weekly celebration of the Eucharist make a difference in my life?