March 21 - St. Nicholas of Flue
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, from now on I shall not drink this fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father." Then, after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives (Matthew 26: 26-30).
This is the epitome of humility to become bread for us to eat so He can be with us physically and spiritually. And yet we forget about Jesus in the Eucharist so easily. May we all appreciate this marvelous gift with all our heart.
Thank you, Lord, for your gift of yourself in the Eucharist.
Impact Sports: Have I developed the habit of asking Christ to help me during games?
Impact Life: Do I express my humble adoration of our Lord by kneeling well during the consecration at Mass?