Most Catholic Christians know what Eucharist is. But the challenge to live a Eucharistic life is ever a reality since its institution until the present time. Having instituted the Eucharist, Jesus our Lord posits a way of living that he himself practically lived. Christ’s pedagogy is excellent; simple it may seem yet hard to follow. Jesus Christ in His lifetime proposed several ways as to how a human person should live meaningfully his/her entire earthly existence. The Holy Scripture is his/her proof. If only each one would be conscious of this challenge in living out a Eucharistic life, then the Kingdom longed for by all Christians would already be a reality. It would be “here and not yet.”
Putting these thoughts into writing made me feel all the more lowly and an unworthy servant of God or should I call myself the ‘bride’ of Christ. On the other hand, this is for me a personal confrontation, to defy worldly interests and put forward my inner desires that God alone can decipher. However, Jesus my Lord badly needs my collaboration and cooperation. I firmly believe that God asks nothing of me. I only need to humble myself so as to receive and learn to acknowledge His insurmountable graces. For it is only through this that I could live a truly Eucharistic Life.
Sr M Alma Dazo fdz