There are many miracles around us waiting to be discovered, that await our curiosity, our attention. And, we see nothing because we are not present with our hearts, because we are not interested, because we don’t like what we see on a daily basis.
New miracles are occurring every day. The Jews were scandalized when Jesus said we had to eat his flesh. This seemed impossible to them. Even today, there are people that don’t believe that the presence of Christ is in the Eucharist.
We need to repeat to him what St. Juana de Chantel said to a Prostestant who said that it was not possible that Jesus was in the Holy Host. Juana asked him: Do you know the Creed? Yes, I do. Please say it. And he started, “I believe in God the Almighty”… And the young woman interrupted him and told him: “Oh, don’t say that! Don’t say that God is Almighty, because if God is not capable of being the Body of Christ in the Holy Host, then God is not Almighty.” When we began to grow in our mother’s womb, we were smaller than the tip of a pin.
A microscope was needed to see us. And from that human being, smaller than the tip of a pin, God made this marvelous brain that we have, these eyes a thousand times formidable, this marvelous heart, these ears… And what did that cost God? Nothing, because he is God.
Then what is it going to cost Him to make a host transform into the Body of Christ? For God everything is possible. Nothing is impossible for God. The gift that the Lord proclaimed was so immense that the multitude could not comprehend it at the moment. This gift of Bread from Heaven is a gift so incredible and so huge that it is necessary for us to thank God that he loved us so much that he gave us something that truthfully we did not deserve.
Thank you Lord for your presence in the Eucharist. I hope we can read the wonderful book A Hundred News about the Holy Mass by P. Eliecer Selesman. It’s a useful synthesis for understanding the immense value of the gift of the Eucharist.
Blessings, Rev. Wilson Cuevas, Pastor