“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
This New Testament verse is so well-known that even non-Christians can recite it from memory. Its beautiful words reveal the deep love that God has for each of us. But as beautiful as this verse is, it doesn’t tell the whole story. As much love as it took for God the Father to give His only Son to us and the Son to endure death so that He might draw all of us to Him, there’s more to the love story that is the Catholic faith.
The Infinite Love of Jesus
Did you know that Jesus, True God and True Man, also gives us His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist at every Mass? He humbles Himself to become our very food–stopping at nothing to give us everything–out of His infinite love for us. Although His Body and Blood still appear like bread and wine, the Eucharist is truly Jesus.
As Catholics, we don’t have to just accept this on faith alone, although faith is a large part of it. Throughout the centuries, to help bolster that belief and reveal Himself, Jesus has given us Eucharistic miracles that give scientific proof of His Eucharistic Presence. Click here to read a story about how a Catholic man and priest are spreading the word about Eucharistic miracles. In addition, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are launching a three-year Eucharistic Revival to help everyone better understand and love our Eucharistic Lord.
Trust Leads to Love
During Eucharistic Adoration tonight, Fr. Chris Martin talked about trust: not only to believe in the Eucharist but also to believe that we are loved so fearlessly by Jesus. To help us build that foundation, Fr. Martin led us in the Litany of Trust prayer from the Sisters of Life. When we trust in our good Lord, we’re able to realize the true purpose of our life: to love God in return with our whole heart and our neighbor as ourselves.