August 1, 2016 10:30 am Published by

Often we take words for granted and don’t always think about their meaning. Some words appear to be so insignificant that we hardly give them a thought. One such word is “host”. We use this word frequently in our Catholic life. Have you ever pondered on why the bread consecrated during Mass is called the Host?

Outside of Mass, a host is defined as someone who invites others into their home. A good host always considers the needs of his guests. In the same vein, Jesus in the Eucharist is the Host to all who are invited to share His meal. He knows exactly what we, His guests, need. Jesus, the Host, gives Himself to us as spiritual food for our earthly journey. Jesus is a perfect and gracious Host.

We are Catholic. In the Eucharist, Jesus is our Host who invites us to share in a meal that He, Himself, has prepared for us. Let us always be grateful to our Host for giving us the most…His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.

Ponder: What do we, as guests, need to bring to the Host when we come to the Eucharistic banquet?

Reflect: Sacred Scripture: Jn. 6:51-58

Pray: Heavenly Father, thank you for establishing the Eucharist as our spiritual food for our earthly journey.

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This post was written by Suzy Kelly

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