Now there are people in the world who don’t believe in the Eucharist, in fact that person may be you. Truly you’re missing out. Outside the Catholic Church there is no Eucharistic presence (with a few exceptions). And to many people they don’t seem to care, but Jesus is Lord. And if He is Lord he cannot lie so why would He say ““I am the living bread, who descended from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread, he shall live in eternity. And the bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.””
——And further more, “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 will not have life in you.”
People get to this point and just like the disciples did we murmur amongst ourselves, and try to pick apart this hard teaching. Yet Jesus looks at them and says there is no need to murmur. Then at that point a lot of them turned away, they were done with Jesus. It was cool when he was helping them and performing miracles, but this was just too much. Now if He was not being serious, why would He let them go. Why would Jesus not say hey it’s just a symbol come back?
And John 6:53 is not the only part of the Bible that references the validity of Christ in the Eucharist. It’s origins and prophecy go all the way back to Exodus. And I could go on and on about it, I’m super passionate about it. In fact I went through a whole shrine/museum that went through all of the Eucharistic references in scripture down in Alabama that was set up by Mother Angelica because she so badly desired for others to know of the power and love that she had found in the Eucharist.
Now I know reading this blog is not going to be a life changing moment for any of us, but I hope it encourages you to read the one thing that will. The Bible.
In conclusion though my greatest desire for each and everyone of you is to know Christ. And I’m not talking on an intellectual level I’m talking about being one with Him. So as we continue on this little journey of discovering more about the faith, I want you to all take time to pray and talk to Jesus about what it truly means to be known.
To start off let’s look at the first time the word “knew” was mentioned in scripture. Genesis 4:1 “Truly, Adam knew his wife Eve, who conceived and gave birth to Cain, saying, “I have obtained a man through God.”” From there I encourage you to look for known, know, knew, throughout scripture and just chew on it for an hour or two instead of watching Netflix.
Now you may be thinking hey Mikayla the title to your blog is misleading, like where’s the whole explanation of why one should bother being Catholic. Well a good teacher does not tell someone how to see it, but rather shows them where to look. And I’ll just leave it at that 🙂