The Sacrament of the Catholic Eucharist, better called the Holy Eucharist, is the most important Sacrament that Jesus instituted.
In this Sacrament Jesus is giving Himself to us, feeding our souls.
“ Then Jesus declared: “ I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. - John 6:35.
Thus in order for us to live only for God, hidden in Christ like is expected from us, Baptized children of God, we must be nourished with Christ!
How awesome it is to realize that with the Catholic Eucharist, we not only receive the Grace that it brings for us, but also the Author of the Grace, Jesus Himself!
And more fantastic news: By receiving the Incarnate Word, we also receive the Father and the Holy Spirit, because they are One!
God is so Merciful that He took care that our souls will never get thirsty or hungry, as long as we take part in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
And this is not all! With every communion that we receive with dignity, the Inhabitation of the Three Divine Persons of the Holy Trinity descends deeper and deeper in our souls.
My sisters and brothers in Christ, the Holy Eucharist is a real treasure for the souls who receive it with love and worthiness.
In the Sacrament of the Catholic Eucharist it is required for the priest to say:" this is my body” when he raises the bread. And “this is my blood”, when he raises the wine. This has been instructed by Jesus at his Last Supper with the apostles:
” And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying: “ This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “ This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” - Luke 22:17-20.
Like I mentioned before, all Sacraments give Graces to our souls.
The Blessed Eucharist strengthens our union with Christ and nourishes our souls.
By receiving the Holy Eucharist regularly we can stay firm in our decisions to follow Jesus until we meet Him in Heaven to live with Him for ever and ever!