The Word Among Us

June 2005 Issue

Eyes Wide Open

How the Eucharist Reveals Jesus

Every Sunday, millions of people around the world participate in Mass. While a particular liturgical celebration may have a lector who mumbles, a boring homily, or off-key music, most who are in the congregation don't mind. They tend to be very patient and forgiving because they have come to Mass, first and foremost, to receive the Eucharist. It's the Bread of Life that draws them, and it's the Bread that continues to draw them back—over and over again.

In the first essay, we looked at God's plan to feed us with his bread—a plan he formed before we were even created. Following John 6,...

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