Some EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES: Bolsena, Santarem, Lanciano
Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.
Then the Jews complained and left Him. Now I can imagine someone might say ‘So why didn’t Jesus just explain how he was going to change bread and wine into his flesh and blood?’ Do you think that would have helped? Does it help the millions of Protestants around the world to believe today? The issue was not one of logic or reason but of authority and obedience. That is why when Peter was asked by Christ would he believe he said: ‘We believe; we know that you are the Holy One of God. (John 6:69) Often it is not what is said but by Whom!
I recall a story told about Mother Teresa who was comforting a dying man seeking baptism. Mother asked him ‘Do you believe in Jesus?’ and he answered, ‘I believe in what you tell me about Jesus’. He was baptised because he was really saying, ‘I believe in you, Mother, and if you tell me something about Jesus I will believe it.’
Why do we believe in the Real Presence? We have the certainty of Faith that what Jesus taught is true. Not so much because we fully understand these truths but because of the One who taught them. Christ is the Guarantor of divine Truths.
Host is tissue from the heart !
To bolster one’s faith look at YOUTUBE to find a fascinating Eucharistic Miracle of 1999 that occurred in Argentina. A consecrated Host that was discarded and placed in water began to bleed. It was then tested by pathology who knew not its source and they claimed that the blood tissue was of the heart – tissue from the left muscle. Take time out to look at it!
Son (5 year old): “Mom, what kind of art does God do in heaven?” Mom (pauses confused): “Umm, I’m not sure, what do you mean?” Son: “The prayer says so, Our Father who arts in heaven.”
I was dropping off my children at Church for choir practice and one of my sons is a reluctant member of our choir. He was moping along and I said to him, “Sam, go sing with gusto.” He let out a deep sigh and looked aroung and said, “Ok, who is Gusto and where is he?”
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