July 24, 2019

Tag - Eucharist

Gratitude is the Key

One summer day a farmer took a truckload of wheat to the grain elevator at a nearby town; afterwards he went to a small restaurant for lunch. There happened to be a group of rowdy teenagers sitting a few tables over; they were demonstrating poor...

Living As a Eucharistic People

The most common, polite form of showing interest is expressed by the phrase: “How are you doing”? To which the most common answer, regardless of the real condition in which people find themselves is: “Fine.” Well, the readings for the 17th Sunday in...

Receiving the Lord in Holy Communion

We will do everything that the Lord has told us.[…] All that the Lord has said, we will heed and do. Twice the old community of Israel solemnly promised God to obey His ordinances, decrees, statutes and commandments. And this solemn promise was...

Food for the Soul

I recently read an article about a man named Michael, a professional pianist, who had three of his fingers crushed when a car door accidentally slammed shut on his hand one Sunday morning as he and his family were getting into their car on their way...

The King’s Invitation

As we reflect on this well-known parable (Matthew 22:1-14), I suggest that we do not take its setting too literally. Were we to do so, we would have to conclude that either God has very good Sterno burners to keep the wedding choice foods warm for...

We Are What We Eat

“We are what we eat.” True? Not true? It depends on what one means by it, I guess; but it is definitely true for those who heed Jesus’ challenging words: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks by blood remains in me and I in him.” (John 6: 56) Italians...