Do we encounter the Eucharistic Lord involving our senses, feelings and memories? Every time we celebrate the Eucharist, we tell the story of God’s saving love for us. We recall the redemptive love of God that culminated in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Remember Jesus, the “Bread of Life,” who gave himself completely for us and continues to give himself in the Eucharist. The next time you receive communion, take a breath to acknowledge the real presence of Jesus. As Jesus offered himself for us on the cross, so He offers himself in this sacrament to be our food and strength.
Ask Jesus to deepen your faith, understanding, and love for the greatest gift He gives us. And pray for the grace to make His presence real to your family and others.
Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!