Ever have one of those days where you are completely overcome by the power of the Eucharist? Today was one of those days for me.
I am blessed to be able to go to Mass daily before work. This morning, I had concern for someone, so I prayed for him throughout the Mass. After the consecration, when I saw him eat the Lord’s body and drink His blood, I could have cheered. I was beyond joyous at the fact that he had received our Lord. I have reason to believe that he does this on a fairly regular basis, so it was not that it was an anomalous event, but I was so convinced of the fact that the Lord was going to do something amazing for him.
I think that’s the definition of “having hope in the Lord.” I was grinning like an idiot for the rest of the Mass. And, still am, if truth be told.
Thanks be to God for this amazing gift you have given us in the Eucharist! May the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ bring us all to everlasting life. Amen. 🙂