Sunday, May 29, 2016
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
“They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets. ” Luke 9:17
For years I had been hungry. For years I had been searching for food that nourished me, for food that helped me to feel loved and whole.
The first day that I received the Eucharist, on that Easter Vigil over 20 years ago, I felt something new – an emptiness that had been filled. A heart that had been filled with love.
Now I find that going to Mass is always nourishing, always satisfying. The music or homily may not touch my heart on any given day. I may not be in the “mood” to be there. Not to worry. Something always changes within me and I feel at home.
Sometimes I cannot wait to go to Mass. Other times I go out of obligation, but I always leave Mass knowing that Jesus has touched me.
I always leave knowing that I have been filled.
I always leave feeling satisfied.
More than satisfied.
Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of Yourself. May I never take your love for granted. Please fill me to overflowing, Lord, and use me to fill others. Amen.