“While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it,
gave it to them, and said,
‘Take it; this is my body.’
Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
He said to them,
‘This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.
Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine
until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.’”
Focus on the word “is” which Jesus uses here.
Renew your gratitude for Jesus giving you himself every time you receive the Eucharist.
Contemplate the reality that, because of your receiving Eucharist,
you are not an “I” but a “we.”
Heritage word—“It is in our deep experience of the Eucharist that we learn to let God totally
into our lives in the person of Jesus Christ to be blessed, broken,
and shared with one another.”
(Sister Mary Sujita, 9th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)