THE GREATEST OF HUMAN YEARNINGS!

How many people in the world today are feeling down, discouraged, depressed… and some even Crucified Eucharistic Lorddespairing? How many today are at least lethargic (lukewarm) in their faith, and at most have no faith at all?

I once was floundering and uncertain in my faith. I was seeking true meaning in life. I was seeking ways to nourish this insatiable hunger I had to be loved. But I was searching in all the wrong places and coming up empty handed.

Until one day God revealed to me the “food” that would satisfy my hunger. – “I am the living bread come down from Heaven… Unless you eat my Body and drink my Blood you have no life within you!” (Jn 6).

“Corpus Christi” – the Body of Christ– is given to Catholics at Holy Communion so that we can take Him into our own bodies and experience His tremendous, redeeming graces and love. Jesus took on our humanity that we could be drawn into His Divinity.

Truly this “living Bread” is the Real Presence, the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Redeemer, our “Bridegroom” who longs to be in deep communion of life and love with us.

And it is the answer to what I was longing for. Pope John Paul II wrote to us, “Is this not the greatest of human yearnings? …God has placed in human hearts a ‘hunger’… which will be satisfied only by full union with him. Eucharistic Communion was given so that we might be ‘sated’ with God here on earth, in expectation of our complete fulfillment in heaven” (Mane Nobiscum Domine).Pope Francis holds the monstrance during the worldwide hour of Eucharistic adoration in St.Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

Whether people realize it or not, this is true. Jesus, especially present in the Eucharist, is what fills the God-sized void we all have for love. Jesus, especially in the “breaking of Bread” (Lk 24:35), is truly alive and in our midst. And, He “thirsts” (Jn 19:28) more than we do for this communion of life.

To receive Jesus is to consummate our Baptismal vows of intimate union with the indwelling presence of the Most Holy Trinity.

Outside of receiving Him we are called to remain always in a stance of spiritual communion. And, spending time with Him in adoration helps us to do this.

mary in blue with jesus in wombWho best aids us in disposing ourselves to receive our Divine, Eucharistic Bridegroom, but Mary – she who is the “Spotless Bride,” who models what we as church are called to become (Rev. 21).

“Come, come Lord Jesus!” (Rev. 22)

A most blessed celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi to all!

(by lilla marie lottinger)

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2 thoughts on “THE GREATEST OF HUMAN YEARNINGS!

  1. Fr. John Ponnore says:

    Thank you very much for this site. Indeed, Eucharist is the greatest miracle human beings can experience and get nourished by Him. Thank you

    1. mome says:

      Fr. John Ponnore, you are right in saying that the Eucharist is the greatest miracle human beings can experience! We desire people to be fed by our writings on the Eucharist and Mary.

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