Sarah

Story of Sarah, 14 years

As demonstrated in the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist gives us a sense of being connected with Christ. It makes me feel a certain unity with Christ and sends a message that gives me comfort and makes me feel safe. This is not the same feeling of safety you feel when you are locked inside the safest house during a war. It’s a different kind of safety – one that makes me feel as if someone is constantly watching over me, even if I am all alone.

To me, in Mass, when the host is raised for all to see, it is as if Jesus is reinforcing his promise to us, and reminding us that he is always there and will not give up on us. Though we do not admit it easily, we are very weak in our faith. There is not one person who has not once doubted God and his secretive ways, even if they will not let themselves know it. God and his Son Jesus know this and are constantly reminding us to keep praying and not to lose sight of our Catholic faith. This is the message I get when I lay eyes on the Host.

As a priest once said during a homily, we are merely guests at the Lord’s Supper; Jesus the Host. When guests go to a dinner party, they can think whatever they want, and what one person thinks, another may not. This is exactly what happens during the Eucharist. Some people receive warnings, others peaceful messages. To me, the Eucharist is consoling, a meeting place where I can see our Saviour and talk with him and repent. It is a place where I feel safe and feel connected with Jesus, our Christ and Saviour.

As demonstrated in the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist gives us a sense of being connected with Christ. It makes me feel a certain unity with Christ and sends a message that gives me comfort and makes me feel safe. This is not the same feeling of safety you feel when you are locked inside the safest house during a war. It’s a different kind of safety – one that makes me feel as if someone is constantly watching over me, even if I am all alone.

To me, in Mass, when the host is raised for all to see, it is as if Jesus is reinforcing his promise to us, and reminding us that he is always there and will not give up on us. Though we do not admit it easily, we are very weak in our faith. There is not one person who has not once doubted God and his secretive ways, even if they will not let themselves know it. God and his Son Jesus know this and are constantly reminding us to keep praying and not to lose sight of our Catholic faith. This is the message I get when I lay eyes on the Host.

As a priest once said during a homily, we are merely guests at the Lord’s Supper; Jesus the Host. When guests go to a dinner party, they can think whatever they want, and what one person thinks, another may not. This is exactly what happens during the Eucharist. Some people receive warnings, others peaceful messages. To me, the Eucharist is consoling, a meeting place where I can see our Saviour and talk with him and repent. It is a place where I feel safe and feel connected with Jesus, our Christ and Saviour.

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