I spent an hour with Jesus today.
He didn’t speak to me, He didn’t touch me, but He was there with me and the others in the perpetual adoration chapel.
Unfortunately, it’s something that many Catholics take for granted, and many don’t even realize. In addition, there are many of my brothers and sisters in Christ who do not believe in the real presence. Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist at the last supper:
“This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.” – Luke 22:19
“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” – Matthew 26:28
These words make more sense when we look back on the Bread of Life Discourse:
“Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” – John 6:53-56
Here’s what St. Paul had to say to the Corinthians:
“The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.” – 1 Corinthians 10:16-17
Jesus goes to my church, does He go to yours?