Believe It or NOT?
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We’re continuing with the bread of life discourse, which is the fifth week in the Catholic faith—the fifth Sunday talking about something that is the source and the summit of our faith, so it’s pretty important.
Last Gospel, if you recall, Jesus appalled everybody by saying, you must eat my flesh and drink my blood in order to have life in you. That’s a hard saying for the Jewish community. Drink your blood? They didn’t do that. That was appalling. So this Gospel, you get to see who believes Him, who believes that it is Him, real presence, that gives eternal life and who doesn’t?
Gospel John 6:60-69
Many of Jesus’ disciples who were listening said,
“This saying is hard; who can accept it?”
Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you?
What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life,
while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe.”
Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him.
And he said,”For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.”
As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him.
Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”
Peter sums it up from a believer’s perspective. And Jesus knew who would not believe, for example, that Judas was going to betray Him. And Jesus also said, “My father will be the one to draw you to me to bring to him.”
So the real question is, do you believe in the Eucharist?
You either believe that it’s the living body and blood of Christ or you don’t.
I’ve asked you for the last couple of weeks to go do your own research. I’ve given you the Eucharistic miracles, the articles, the links to go see the proof because it’s quite frankly unfathomable. We can’t get it, grasp it or our don’t understand this. That’s why God gave us a couple of examples and a couple of things to show and prove that “yes, this is true.” Here is a video of a former Presbyterian Minister and Professor, Scott Hahn who became a Catholic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uL_IAJWvX0
So why, if it is true, would you not want Him in your body, in your soul at least every week, if not every day?
That is why I go to daily Mass because I feel him inside me transforming my life, making it better than I could’ve ever imagined, and why my ministry is to inspire you to enrich your life through faith and prayer.
I hope that these last five weeks have sparked a little curiosity in you and you’ve gone and looked at some things on your own because it’s the best thing ever when you find the truth. Uh, dare I say it’s the best things since sliced bread? Yes, I said it! Ha, but it’s true …
It’s better than the smartphone, the Internet, or any invention that we could ever have on this planet! This is the living God inside you and EVERYBODY needs it, including you!
So remember, if you’re going to Mass and you were not sure what you were receiving at Holy Communion, be sure that you are in a state of grace from now on—go to confession. Not only to receive the Lord but for your own release and relief. I can tell you what it will feel like when you leave. INCREDIBLE! I go every week, if not every other week and I receive the Lord in the Eucharist every single day. There’s a day here, a day there that I may not be able to get to Mass on a daily basis, but I never miss Sunday. And confession will be one of the best things you can do for your soul and God rejoices and will begin to work on changing your life once you open the door to Him. The best way to do that is to be sorry for the way you have lived your life and to ask Him for his love and guidance to live the life HE created you to live.
I’m telling you, it’s a life changer not only on this planet but for eternity! I hope that you have all given a little bit of thought about where are you going to go if you drop right now. If you remotely believe in heaven, hell, this Eucharist thing, Jesus, you might want to look into this stuff and ask Him to help you with your life. Because He didn’t put us on this planet to live a cake walk life where everybody gets to go do what they want to do and live how they want to live. It doesn’t work that way. Trust me, I know this. God has the plan for you to live a happy and peaceful life. But don’t fear the change because God will make it easy. You will start seeing life through your faithful eyes. Everything changes, everything is different. It’s glorious and I want it for you!
I really hope that you do look things up this week and pray. Pray to God to open your heart and to give you something more. I do it every day. I surrender myself to him every day. It’s a journey, everyone. It’s not a destination. You live this life every day and it all adds up to where you’re going to spend eternity. I know that’s a heavy note to land on sorry about that, but it’s true and I’m here to tell you the truth and I want you to live the best life on this earth. The best way to do that is to ask God to help you live it. It’s THAT SIMPLE.
Alright—have a blessed and inspired week. I will talk to you next time.