Family Reflection Video: Longing for the Real Food

Posted by Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C. on May 5, 2017 1:23:24 PM
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.

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.

For additional reading: John 6:52-59

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