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IEC: Asking Questions

Matthew Harrison

Sunday, June 15, 2008

`Don`t ask what is the Eucharist.... but who is the Eucharist!`
Those words from Cardinal Jozef Tomko`s fantastic homily at today`s opening Mass.
This was one point in particular that stood out for me: Cardinal Tomko`s emphasis that the Eucharist is not some relic of a body -- but it is the living Jesus, His presence among us!  Bread and wine sustains and nourishes us in our day to day life, but Jesus wants to be our sustaining food in view of eternal life!
It was a simple, but important reminder.  Now that I have found the right question to ask -- who is the Eucharist? -- I will use this week to ask how can I greater appreciate this gift given to us in the Eucharist?  How can I better serve and love Him who loved me so much, He gave Himself in his entirety for me...  Who loved me so much, and wanted to be linked so intimately to me, that he gave of himself fully and completely, to feed and sustain me.... that I may one day be with Him in heaven.
So many questions to ask.
So many questions to consider.
So very worth it.
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