Friday, July 31, 2015

Health Food

Dear Parishioners,

A good father knows what his children need, and he provides it. Our heavenly Father is no different. He saw his children, Israel, and their hunger for food in the Sinai desert. So he sent them bread from heaven (manna) to fill their stomachs (Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15). Jesus knows that there is a more important food than material food (John 6:24-35). It is Jesus himself because, as St. Augustine wrote 1400 years ago, “You have made us for yourself O, Lord and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” So Jesus feeds us with the Eucharist, his body and blood, his soul and divinity to keep us healthy. This food is the most important health food of all because it gives us a share in God’s very own life. Let us be ever grateful to Jesus for this precious gift and faithfully partake of the Eucharist each weekend, for only with it are we fully alive.

- Fr. Carl

“The Kingdom of God is within us when we
love him and are in a state of grace. ”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars