St. Cyril of Caesarea
Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world." The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us (his) flesh to eat?" Jesus said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever" (John 6: 51-58).
Here Jesus tells us straight out that the Eucharist is His Body and Blood. What a marvelous gift! We can visit Jesus in the Eucharist whenever we want, free of charge, no appointment necessary. God is the best.
Thank you, Lord, for the great gift of the Eucharist.
Impact Sports: Do we ever go to Mass as a team?
Impact Life: Do I truly believe that I am receiving Christ in the Eucharist?