Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Finding Our Risen Lord... In The Eucharist

On Easter morning, Mary Magdalene was in the depths of sadness. The Lord Jesus had become the center of her life and now He was dead. Mary could not have known how mistaken she was by looking for The Master among the dead.

The great truth of the Resurrection had not as yet become part of her faith to dispel her sadness. And so, with her vision still darkened by gloom, she failed to recognize Her Master, Jesus, standing right in front of her. She needed to hear only a word from Him -- her own name, Mary -- and her mind was flooded with the light of faith. And she realized that she was in the presence of the Risen Lord.

What happened to Mary Magdalene can happen to each of us.

The meaning of our lives is to search for and to find the Risen Lord Jesus, because He is the source of all life and happiness.

At times, we make the mistake of looking for happiness among sinful pleasures –- which can only bring death.
Perhaps we make the mistake of thinking that life can come from temporary values, such as financial success or social status.

Jesus, the Risen Lord, alone is the source of lasting life and eternal happiness.

In a special way, He permits us to find Him in the Holy Eucharist.
We hear His words, "This is My Body ... this is My Blood." 
Those words are deliberately intended to flood our minds with the light of faith, so we can believe that – by means of the Holy Eucharist – we literally are in the presence of the Risen Lord.
The Holy Eucharist is at the very center of our Catholic Faith. 

Our Risen Lord Jesus present in the Eucharist does much more than merely stand before us. 
He invites us to take Him into our being, so that He can give us the gift of everlasting life and eternal happiness.

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