Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I am the bread that came down from heaven.



Jesus Christ the second person of the Holy Trinity said " Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed" John 20:29. The Holy Eucharist is the great test of Faith because it forces us to believe something that our senses deny. Christ himself made it the great test of faith "As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead. He that eateth this bread, shall live for ever. " John 6 57:58

One does not need to be Catholic to know that most people do not believe this sacred dogma to be true. Christs disciples did not believe it then

Many therefore of his disciples, hearing it, said: This saying is hard, and who can hear it? But Jesus, knowing in himself, that his disciples murmured at this, said to them: Doth this scandalize you? (John 6 60:62)
These disciples would have already witnessed his miracles and heard his teachings. But when they were asked to believe this "many of his disciples went back; and walked no more with him" (John 6 v 66)

Our Lord God in his mercy though occasionally provides a miracle to show the truth of faith in him. So that those who are weak in their faith might "be not faithless, but believing" (John 20 27)

Which brings us to our recent (possible) Miracle on the Feast of Corpus Christi (the body of Christ)

Apparently, over Corpus Christi weekend, there had been a desecration of the Blessed Sacrament. A host was found with a bite taken out of it stuffed between the pages of a hymnal. Fr. Hedges removed the consecrated host, placed it in a container with some water in it to dissolve it and then dispose of it correctly. The following morning, when he went to open the tabernacle, he found that the host placed therein was bleeding (this is not the same host that was desecrated, but the one kept in reserve).

Fr. Hedges returned the host to the tabernacle and viewed it again later; the blood was now a small dot visible on the host. The third time he checked on the host, it was again full of blood. Fr. Hedges mentioned to some parishioners that this was not the first time this has happened (!).[1]

The picture above is of this event. All honor and praise be to our God in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.




Sources
1) Euchrastic Miracle in Michigan Parish, Anthanisus Contra Mundum Blog
http://athanasiuscm.blogspot.com/2010/07/eucharistic-miracle-in-michigan-parish.html

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