April 22, 2018
I am so proud of our children making their first Holy Communion. What an exciting and special time. I must say, I am really inspired by the children’s excitement and enthusiasm. I ask myself, “How excited do I get everyday when I receive the Body and Blood of Christ? Do I still have that same enthusiasm I had when I was in second grade?” I could not even sleep the night before because I was thinking about the special day.
It is my prayer that these children are touched by God’s love. It is my prayer that they never lose the joy they have. It is my prayer that all of us renew our love for, and trust in Jesus, the bread of life.
It is a real privilege and honor to be able to say AMEN as the priest says, “The Body of Christ.” Take and eat ….. Live …… Be nourished ….. “know that I am with you always!” Jesus walks with us, leads us, follows us and holds our hand. Jesus surrounds us with his love.
PS: On Monday I will leave for Eastern Europe. I will be with 28 others. Please know that in every church I visit I will be praying for you. I will return on May 5th.
Have a great week!