I’ll never forget the face of the man on one of my mission tours in India who said, “I got the food I was longing for.”
The Life of Christ is in the Eucharist. He is there, waiting at the door to our heart, patient and passionate, for He knows how to love. Jesus Christ is really, truly and substantially present in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist. When we receive the Bread of Life, we receive Jesus Christ, “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 6:55-56).
Share with your family what you remember about your first communion. What was it like to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time? Is that excitement still within you when you receive Christ today?
I pray that you and your family continue to find comfort and joy in the Bread of Life. Blessings to you, my friends.
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C. serves as the International Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Prior to his ordination Father Pinto received many degrees in areas ranging from Political Science to Theology. Ordained a priest in 1999, he served as a parish priest, vice principal and administrator of Holy Cross School in Northeast India. Father Pinto grew up in Kerala, India with his 8 siblings. In 2010 he came to the United States for further studies, pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. If you run into him, you may hear him say, "A life well lived is a life lived for others," a mantra he strives to live by.