Many people have faith in what can only be seen. “I’ll believe it when I see it” is a common mantra for people believing only in worldly, verifiable evidence.
However, so much of this world that has the most impact on our lives cannot be seen. Take, for example the air we breathe. It is essential to our existence yet we cannot see it. How about the nutrients in our food? We cannot see the vitamins and minerals we consume, yet they are necessary to maintain a healthy life.
What about love? There is no question of the existence of love. However, love cannot be seen, yet it is what binds us to one another; sight unseen.
We are Catholic. In this world, supernatural realities are also hidden from our sight. But, with eyes of faith, they are as real as the nose on our face. The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist is one such reality that has an impact on our lives like no other. Like any other hidden worldly reality, the Eucharist is our life-sustaining supernatural food for our earthly journey. Christ, veiled in the Host, becomes our hidden supernatural reality.
Ponder: What other supernatural realities are hidden from our sight?
Reflect: Luke 24:13-35
Pray: Lord, help me to always receive you in the Eucharist with a pure heart.