When I woke up this morning the reality of the "Real Presence" was on my mind. This is a Catholic doctirine that states that the Eucharist becomes truly and fully, not symbolically or partially, the body and blood of Jesus Christ. As I was sitting and waiting to leave for Mass I was moved to compose this facebook check-in for when I arrived at the Church.
I had hoped at the time that this would make a difference to someone else. That maybe it would inspire some soul to become more fervent about what happens at Mass. What I think it really did was to cement the importance for me in what I have come to take for granted. It actually served to inspire me to reevaluate the truths that I know and believe. Fr. drove this point home in his homily when he pointed out far to often we think "I did this or I did that" but really it is God who is doing for us.
On Wednesday mornings I am a scheduled adorerer at Our Lord at the Mother of the Blessed Sacrament Perpetual Adoration chapel. One book available in every seat at the chapel is titled "My Daily Eucharist." I have read every entry in the book several years ago and rarely pick it up now. This morning it was the first thing I grabbed. I opened it to the entry for today and this is what I read
Sometimes God directs, leads, and moves about my life in very subtle ways and I really have to sit down and pay close attention to discern, understand and follow. Other times like today though it's kind of like being "hit up side the head" with a 2x4.