Eucharistic Reflections

July 19, 2023

Eucharist stained glass

“This is my body given for you.” (Luke 22:19) …Awesome God

People reaching for God and God reaching for people. We can’t get there on our own. Sit with your eyes closed. Think of the Eucharistic prayer. What is the first thing that comes to mind?

For me, it is “so that they may become for us the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.” And, “Do this in memory of me.” The “epiclesis” and “transubstantiation.” For me, the power of the God at work through the Holy Spirit and Jesus to nourish me.

In this part of the prayer, I am called to remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. How would I understand this moment if I put myself into that occasion of the last supper? How would I feel? How would I be changed when I left the meal?