The Catholic Eucharist in the Bible Part 2

By | September 6, 2019


hello I’m Jeff Cavins and today we’re looking at the scriptures for the 19th Sunday in ordinary time the Gospel reading this week comes from John chapter 6 very famous portion of the gospel called the bread of life discourse this is on the heels of Jesus feeding the 5,000 and then he takes the disciples aside and he reveals really the truth about the feeding of the 5,000 which is the bread is his body which has come down from heaven this caused a bit of a problem for the people because they looked at Jesus and they murmured and in today’s reading it says in John chapter 6 that then the Jews murmured at him because he said I am the bread which came down from heaven and they said is not this Jesus the Son of Joseph whose father and mother we know how does he now say I have come down from heaven and so you can see at the beginning of this week’s readings the people murmured and they were really tripped up because they knew Jesus and yet Jesus called himself the bread from heaven how could this young man from Nazareth born in Bethlehem really be the bread from heaven it seems kind of simple doesn’t it and that’s kind of my point this week in the readings is that the grace of God that comes into our lives comes in under simple forms and we have to receive it by faith and oftentimes it causes divisions at the end of the reading this week Jesus said I am The Living bread which came down from heaven if anyone eats of this bread he will live forever and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh we as Catholics believe that when we receive the Eucharist that which looks like a small wafer of bread on Sunday we believe that that is not a symbol of the Lord we don’t even believe that the Lord is with that bread we believe that that bread has totally changed and has become the body and blood soul and divinity of Jesus Christ some people find that simple some people murmur how could that be you know the more things change the more they stay the same as we look back and we see that they had a real problem with Jesus saying that 2000 years ago but let me ask you a question what are you going through in your life right now could you use grace could you use the power of God love of the Trinity could you use the wisdom of God in your life right now what if what if that which looks like a small wafer really is God himself what if that which looks like a small wafer is the strongest the most potent form of grace in your life right now again what are you going through in your life could you use the life of God could you use the power of God in your life I would encourage you this week to deal with the simplicity of the Eucharist and the power of the Eucharist and to receive it by faith I should say receive him by faith because he wants to come into you and radically change your life do not become stumped on the simplicity of the gospel in the love of God as he’s sharing his life with you today run to the Lord embrace the Lord consume the Lord in your life and he’ll make that difference amen you [Music]

5 thoughts on “The Catholic Eucharist in the Bible Part 2

  1. Sophia Hunter Post author

    what should i do if all i desire is to receive Him in the Eucharist, and i truly believe it is Him fully present as He said, but i am protestant and cannot receive the Eucharist? my heart breaks whenever i go to Mass and cannot receive Him sacramentally. and i need His graces particularly at this moment in my life, my mental health is detrimental to my ability to serve others as i am called.

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