… the great mystery of love.
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“Just as plants live from light, we live drinking from this fountain of Love.
The Eucharist is a mystery we have received; it is a personal welcome of faith and gratuity in the human community.”
When we go into the Mystery of the Eucharist, we enter the most sacred and wonderful place that God has given us as a gift. He gave rise to this new “wonder” (that we receive from the broken bread), not only as spiritual food, but as the only food we need to continue living with courage, generosity, and a spirit of service.
The Eucharist is the heart of our life, of our spirituality.
Just as plants live from light, we live drinking from this fountain of Love.
The Eucharist is a mystery we have received; it is a personal welcome of faith and gratuity in the human community.
It is the gift that awakens the amazement of having a God in our hands and the gratuitousness of a gift we don’t deserve… it is in the highest point of our religious experience and allows us to experience the fact of finding Him in the everyday experience of faith, and in the life of all people.
Reflecting on the Eucharist prepares for us the spiritual path in which we may follow Christ and experience the road which is often full of lights and shadows, of faith and doubts, in the discovery, which sometimes is heartbreaking, of our own human frailty; but in a perspective of Salvation, in which even pain acquires sense.
The Eucharistic presence is a presence with which God gives a gift to his creation and especially communicates his divine being to people with love.
For us, Eucharistic presence transmits a special ardor which may be compared to a sun that heats without burning; thus, when we are before his presence, we receive all the powerful fire of his Spirit.
It gives us the grace to know that we are accompanied and the grace of having an intimate conversation with the God that we know loves us.
It is inside us as a divine breath in the sanctuary of our body, and this allows us to take Him to our brothers and sisters, becoming a broken bread that may be shared. We take our whole life to the altar to offer it with the bread and wine, giving ourselves completely for the good of our brothers and sisters who suffer, and are hungry and thirsty for justice and peace.
Let us live immersed in this great MYSTERY OF LOVE.
By S. Martha Estela Pérez.