Saturday, January 8, 2011

Homily for Wednesday of First Week of Ordinary Time

One of the suggestions for today’s liturgy was to offer a votive Mass of the Most Holy Eucharist. Three days into ordinary time it is interesting to see how we focus on three things the forgiveness of sins, those who are sick, and now on the Eucharist. For us who take advantage of the opportunity to gather here for daily Mass belief in the Eucharist is not necessarily an issue. However, in the world in general there is a crisis in the clear recognition of the real presence.

Together we said, “The Lord remembers his covenant forever.” Indeed the Most Holy Eucharist is the way in which the Lord continues to be with us. Our challenge today my brothers and sisters is not only for ourselves to grow in a deeper appreciation for our Eucharistic Lord but also to help others to grow in that same appreciation. Jesus Christ is our survival of life, He is our life line. May we always be grateful for that great gift which will remain with us forever!