December 5, 2016 8:17 am Published by

As human beings, we all want to love and to be loved. We all yearn for intimate relationships with our spouses, family members, and friends. Physical, emotional, and spiritual are three levels of intimacy we seek. Would you believe that we, as Catholics, have intimacy on all 3 of these levels in the deepest most profound way, almost beyond understanding? This intimacy occurs every time we receive the Holy Eucharist.

We are Catholic. Jesus Himself has given us His true Body and Blood in the form of bread and wine. By the power of the Holy Spirit, the bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. When we receive the Eucharist, we receive Jesus, fully in His Humanity and Divinity. We become one with Him. So beautiful, so unfathomable, so very intimate. Let every Eucharist be the most intimate experience of your life.

We are Catholic. We are so blessed to have the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

DISCUSS: In what ways does receiving the Holy Eucharist change you? Do you experience oneness with Jesus?

REFLECT: Sacred Scripture, John 6:53-57

PRAY: Heavenly Father, help me to always experience the Holy Eucharist with a pure heart so that I may be able to bring the love of Christ to others.

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This post was written by Suzy Kelly

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