Sunday Devotional: ‘whoever eats this bread will live forever’

Four Sundays ago, the universal Church remembered our Lord Jesus Christ’s Ascension, when He left this mortal world, not to return until the End Days.

In leaving, our Lord bade a last farewell to His faithful disciples and, knowing full well how bereft they would be, He made sure we are not abandoned — that although:

“the world will not see me anymore . . .
I will not leave you as orphans” (John 14:19, 18)

Jesus made two promises to ensure we would not be left “as orphans”:

(1) The Father will send the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Triune Godhead:

“And I will ask the Father,
and He will give you another advocate
to help you and be with you forever —
the Spirit of truth.
The world cannot accept Him,
because it neither sees Him nor knows Him.
But you know Him,
for He lives with you
and will be in you.” (John 14:16-17)

(2) We will have His Body and Blood:

“I will not leave you as orphans;
I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, when we remember and celebrate the new Covenant that our Lord made with His Body and Blood, with all who believe in Him — Jew and Gentile.

1 Corinthians 11:23-25

[T]he Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over,
took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

How thoughtful and loving our Lord is!

Talk to Him.

Tell Him your troubles and fears.

And tell Him, often and always, that you love Him with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind, and with all your strength.

~Eowyn

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5 responses to “Sunday Devotional: ‘whoever eats this bread will live forever’

  1. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Sunday Devotional.

    kommonsentsjane

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  2. His blood and life were not given in vain. Believe in HIM and we hunger no more. PEACE ON EARTH AND GOOD WILL TO ALL.

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  3. wonderful and peaceful devotional Dr. Eowyn.
    The Lord gave all so we might have the wondrous honor of living with The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit forever as long as we repent of our sins, are baptized in the Holy Spirit and trust in Him….
    this is from David’s Psalm 37 verse 34, the entire psalm is beautiful and encouraging :
    “Hope in the Lord and keep his way.
    He will exalt you to inherit the land;
    when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.”

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  4. I believe in the Real Presence. I believe that Our Lord Had the Authority to delegate His Power to His Disciples to do this, and that He was well-within His Rights to do so.
    How does Transubstantiation work? How do I know? It is a Mystery. Jesus DOES COMMAND us to accept the Truth, and He DOES COMMAND us to reject lies. We CANNOT understand this Truth, sublime and awe-inspiring in this Life—St. Thomas Aquinas says the same—yet I accept it.
    This is why I WILL NOT receive Holy Communion unless I am certain I am in a state of Grace.

    I listen to Dr. Ted Broer, a non-Catholic Christian, whenever I can. (He has his own podcast and is a regular guest on Hagmann & Hagmann). He is a treasure-trove of information on science, nutrition and the New World Order. He has spoken about what we have been learning from quantum physics in the last 25 years, and he maintains this knowledge may point us in the direction of evidence for the spiritual in the future.
    I also have been brushing up on my knowledge of the Holy Shroud of Turin, watching videos on You Tube. I am absolutely convinced of the Identity of the Man Whose Image is on the Shroud, that it is Our Lord, and I am absolutely convinced that the forensic evidence contained within it may yet provide evidence for Our Lord’s Divinity, at least indirectly, in the future.

    We must believe in the Real Presence and live our lives accordingly. (Hypocrite am I!) I am absolutely convinced that this Life IS NOT all there is, and that unbelief is a mental disorder we must constantly fight against.

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  5. TY, especially on Father’s Day.

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