Prayer of the Day

Third Week of Easter – Feast of St. Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

April 21st, 2015
""I am the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to me will never hunger."" John 6 : 35

The Jews were demanding signs from Jesus so that they might come to believe in Him.  They questioned how he could have come down from Heaven,  as He claimed.  Didn’t they know his father Joseph and his mother Mary?  They could neither understand nor believe Him when He spoke of the Eucharist.   By giving Himself to us in the Eucharist,  Jesus is calling us to a deeper relationship with Him.  What a wonderful privilege it is for us to share in the life of the Divinity,   to be so closely united to Jesus – to God Himself.

In the Incarnation,  God became one of us.  In the Eucharist we become one with God.  What more could God do for us?  In the Eucharist,  Christ offers Himself to everyone,  saint and sinner alike.  Pope Francis says; “The Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect,  but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.”  We are all called to union with God.  We can best achieve this union through our reception of Christ in the Eucharist.

Prayer Lord our God, we adore you, we praise you, we thank you for giving us yourself to us in the Eucharist. Amen