Monday, August 5, 2013

The Core Of The Church

The core of the Church is the Holy Eucharist.  No matter what your view is of Church can one turn their back on receiving the Body of Christ?  This is a Church that many people consider a relic of the past.  This is a Church that can't offer anything.  Really?  Do Catholics really understand their faith?  I would bet that if the Church changed doctrine on the hot topics....that still wouldn't draw people to Her.  What draws me to The Church is the Blessed Sacrament.  It's simple.  It is not the liturgy.  It is not the music.  It is not the art work.  It is not the homily or either the smells or bells.  These things are present in the mass to inspire us.  
Then the Jews began arguing with each other about what he meant.  "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"  they asked. 
So Jesus said it again, "With all the earnestness I possess I tell you this:  Unless you eat the flesh of the Messiah and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you.  
John 6:52-53.  
As they sat down to eat, he asked God's blessing on the food and then took a small loaf of bread and broke it and was passing it over to them...when suddenly, it was as though their eyes were opened...they recognized him!  And at that moment he disappeared!
Luke 24:30-31