From the Word of the Day
For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. (John 6: 55)
With surprising realism, so much so that the Jews are scandalized, Jesus affirms that His flesh and His body are real food and real drink. He invites us to deep adhesion to His person and to go to Him for food and drink so that we may become robust and strong on the journey of life.
Flesh and blood assume our nature as human beings. Even our soul is spiritually composed of flesh and blood as in our joys and sorrows, serenity and unhappiness. For this reason, we need divine help that comes from Jesus through His Word and His Eucharist.
By uniting ourselves to Christ, we unite ourselves to our sisters and brothers as well who share our humanity. We make ourselves available to their needs and their poverty
Lord, Your bread is real food and Your blood is real drink. Give us this food always.
The Voice of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1394
Just as the food of the body serves to restore lost strength, the Eucharist fortifies charity that in daily life tends to weaken…By giving Himself to us, Christ revives our love and makes us capable
of breaking off disordered attachments to creatures and to root ourselves in Him.