Jesus is the bread of life. When we are hungry, our body needs food to satisfy it. Same goes to our spiritual body. Our spiritual body needs food too. It hungers for the One who can give us life. This is why Jesus gave himself up in the cross. For us, for our salvation, for our souls. For God loves us. What greater love could there be for someone to die for our sins so we might be saved?
When we receive the Holy Eucharist, we slowly being transformed and renewed to closer to our Lord. We physically united with him. Therefore, the Church tells us that we are supposed to be in a state of grace when we are receiving His Body, the Eucharist. State of grace means that we are free from mortal and venial sins. See Reconciliation. But who can be at the state of grace? Aren't we are all sinners? Yes, we are BUT we are also sons and daughters of the Most High. He never left us on our own. Our Father always takes cares of us. Wanting for us to return to His ways. He sent his apostles, now the ancestors of our current priesthood, to proclaim the Word of God and to renounce sins on behalf of God. When we have Reconciliation, we are forgiven for our transgressions. Once forgiveness has taken place, now, our relationship with our God can continue to be fruitful, joyful, and honest. Now, we can be in commUNION with our Lord Jesus Christ. Now, we can take the Holy Eucharist.
"This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." - 1 Corinthians 11:24
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2020 Home-Based Preparation for Sacrament of First Communion: http://www.stmarkrcchurch.ca/index.php/sacrament/