We turn from the Gospel of Mark that we have been listening to the Gospel of John. We are hearing from the sixth chapter. In this chapter, we learn about the Eucharist. Those who claim to accept the Bible in a literal way when it comes to this chapter read it symbolically, because if they read it literally they would have to become Catholic.
We hear Jesus feeding the multitude with a few fish and bread. It is written in such a way that it implies that Jesus is still doing that. And he is in the Mass that we come to every Sunday. As he fed the crowd, he continues to do it even in our own day.
I am saddened that so many of us Catholics do not see the significance and true meaning of the Mass otherwise they would not excuse themselves so easily.
What does the Mass mean to you? What do you really believe happens? How does the Mass affect your daily life? These are good questions to think about. Have you told your children what the Mass means to you?
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