JESUS 33 ADVENT ENCOUNTER RETREAT DAY 23 EUCHARIST , THE BREAD OF LIFE.

EUCHARIST , THE BREAD OF LIFE:

EUCHARIST IS THE MYSTERY OF JESUS DEATH , RESURECTION AND OF COMING AGAIN. THIS MYSTERY OF JESUS IS CELEBRATED THROUGH A LITURGY CALLED MASS. IT IS A HISTORICAL DRAMA OF LOVE OF GOD TO HIS BELOVED PEOPLE. IN THIS DRAMA THERE ARE PEOPLE, THERE ARE DIALOGUES, THERE ARE FRUITES OF THE CREATION , THERE ARE LOVE SONGS, THERE IS A LOVE STORY AND THE MAIN CLIMAX THE REDEMPTION THE SACRIFICE.

THE PEOPLE OF GOD COME TOGETHER AND REMEMBER ALL THE ACTIONS OF LOVE DONE TO THEM BY THE FATHER AND THANK HIM FOR HIS LOVE. GOD IS OMNIPOTENT AND OMNIPRESENT ..HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY , TODAY AND FOREVER. WHEN PEOPLE DO THIS DRAMA OF GOD’S LOVE , THE HISTORY COMES TO THE PRESENT AND ALL THE CHARACTERS OF THE HISTORY OG GOD’S LOVE BECOME PRESENT. THIS IS THE REAL MEANING OF EUCHARIST, WHICH MEANS THANKSGIVING. WHEN PEOPLE THANK GOD , ALL THE OFFERED THINGS OF THE PRESENT IN THE THANKSGIVING SACRIFICE GETS TRANSFORMED IN TO A THANKFUL ACT.

THE EUCHARIST TRANSFORMS US ONCE AGAIN IN TO THE IMAGE IF JESUS. EUCHARIST IS MAKES SENSE TO ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO EXOERIENCED JESUS AS A PERSONAL SAVIOUR AND MASTER OF OUR LIFE IN BAPTISM. THE PERSON WHO HAS NOT EXPERIENCED JESUS , THE EUCHARIST DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE TO HIM. EUCHARIST IS THE LIFE WITH JESUS. EUCHARIST STRENGTHENS OUR SOUL , RENEWS OUR REDEMPTION, CLEARS OUR LOST IMAGE AND DIRECTION OF LIFE BUT DOES NOT RECONCILE OUR LOST SALVATION.IF WE HAVE LOST OUR SALVATION BY GOING BACK TO THE IDOLS , WE NEED TO CLEANSE OURSELVES THROUGH RECONCILIATION AND REPENTENCE.EUCHARIST STRENGTHENS THE SALVATION BUT REAL REPENTENCE MUST BE DONE THROUGH SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION. IN THE BEGINNING OF THE MASS , THERE IS A ACT OF CONFESSION AND A PYAYER FOR MERCY .THIS GENERAL CONFESSION CLEANSES OUR VINIAL SINS WHICH DO NOT DIRECTLY AFFECT OUR SOUL BUT REQUIRE FIRGIVENESS.THE GENERAL ABSOLUTION FOR OUR DAY TODAY SINS CAN BE OBTAINED WHEN THE PRIEST SAY: MAY GOD FORGIVE YOUR SINS..AND BRING EVERLASTING LIFE..OUR AMEN IS THE ACKNOWLEDGENT OF OUR BLESSINGS AND FORGIVENESS. BAPTISM AND CONFESSION ARE MUST ACTIONS IF WE HAVE TO CEKEBRATE THE HOLY EUCHARIST. IT IS LIKE ACTING IN A DRAMA WITHOUT KNOWING THE STORY OR WEARING A COSTUME. THEY BRING ONLY HUMILIATION AND MOCKERY TO THE DIRECTOR AND VIEWERS.

THE EUCHARIST BRINGS BACK OUR SALVATION AND STRENGTHENS IT DAY BY DAY. WHEN WE GO THROUGH THE STORY OF SALVATION IN OUR LIFE THROUGH A DRAMA OF LUTIRGY , THE ENTIRE STORY BECOMES ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN OUR LIFE. ALL THE ASPECTS OF THIS DRAMA OR LITURGY GETS TEANSFORMED IN TO THE REAL LIFE OF JESUS. THE PEOPLE BECOME PRIESTS , PRIEST BECOMES JESUS THE HIGH PRIEST ,THE BREAD AND WINE GETS TEANSFORMED IN TO BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS , DUALOGUE TRANSFIRMS IN TO THE WORD OF GOD AND ALL THE SONGS TRANSFORM IN TO HEAVENLY PRAISE WITH ANGELS AND SAINTS JOINING IN THE CHORUS. THUS HEAVEN MEETS EARTH IN THE DIVINE CELEBRATION OF THE MYSTICAL BODY OF CHRIST.

WHEN WE PARTICIPATE IN THIS SACRIFICE OF REDEMPTION, WE BECOME ONE WITH JESUS COMPLETELY IN BODY, MIND AND SOUL. JESUS HIMSELF INSTITUTED THIS SACRAMENT AT THE LAST SUPPER AS A SIGN OF HIS LOVE TO WHO LOVED HIM. THIS SACRAMENT IS A LIVING SIGN OF HEAVEN ON EARTH , IF WE PARTICIPATE IN A MEANINGFUL AND PREPAREDNESS.

THE BREAD OF LIFE , THE BIDY AND BLOOD OF JESUS IS A ANTIDOTE TO OUR SPIRITUAL DEATH AND A MEDICINE TO THE IMMORTAL LIFE. THE BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS MAKE US HIS OWN BLOOD AND FLESH AND INHERIT HIS KINGDOM IN THE FAMILY OF GOD

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