Jesus said “And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20
With unconditional love, God sent us his only Son, Jesus and shared his body and blood with us. “This is my body, which is given up for you. This is my blood…do this in memory of me.” We hear these words whenever we attend Holy Mass. When we truly love someone, we want to be very close to that person. We want to be as close as possible and that’s God’s love for us as well. Our way of being close to God is through receiving the Holy Eucharist as frequently as possible with a clean heart. If we feel that our heart is heavily burdened with sins, then we should go to Confession as soon as possible. We need to leave all of our burdens at the Confessional. With joy and love, let us accept Jesus our King, into our hearts.
Corpus Christi is a beautiful tradition in our Catholic Church. There are processions to the four altars, girls throwing flowers who are dressed in long, white dresses that symbolize Purity and Innocence. God is walking with us through the streets, cities, fields and is blessing everyone and the nature around us that he created himself. One proof that we have that Jesus really lives in the Holy Eucharist is in the Miracle of Luciano.
The miracle of Luciano occurred when some people did not believe that Jesus is really present in the Holy Eucharist. “In Lanciano, Italy in the 700’s a monk, who was knowledgeable in science, but had doubts about the true presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, was offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. During this time, the Holy Eucharist changed into real flesh and the wine into real five globules of coagulated blood. There were many scientific tests done that all revealed the same thing, it was actual flesh and actual blood and it was the same type of blood that was found in the Holy Shroud of Turin. Also, each of the five globules of blood weighed the same amount, whether separated or together, despite the difference in sizes. This miracle not only showed the monk to believe that Jesus’ presence is real, but also all those who heard the monk confess his doubts. God wanted to show him and everyone there, the proof that He is truly there. This evidence can be found to this day in the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano, Italy.” (Excerpt from Miracles Exist in Today’s World)