These may be the most troubling passages in scripture for me. John, chapter 6. Probably my favorite chapter in the bible.
If we truly believe what we claim to profess, why aren’t we falling on our faces in front of every tabernacle? Do you even pause (in your thoughts) as you drive by a Catholic church, knowing Jesus Christ HIMSELF resides (yes, RESIDES) there?
Why don’t we FLOCK to Adoration?
Why don’t we eagerly confess our sins in orded to come to the Blessed Sacrament with clean hearts?
If you do not, why not?
If Jesus spoke literally — and we have no reason to doubt His words and more than 100 Eucharistic miracles that confirm His teaching — do you ever wonder whether you’re missing (ignoring, misinterpreting, disparaging, denying… choose your verb) the most important Grace available to you this life?
Why? Because some dude (or dudette) convinced you that Jesus only spoke symbolically?
How long have human beings denied and contradicted the words Jesus spoke? Since the day he uttered them.
“Do you want to leave me, too?”
Why do I insist on telling Jesus how He must present Himself to me? What I think He meant? What’s best for me?
It’s probably Satan’s greatest triumph. Keeping so many of us away from the Real Presence of Jesus Christ on Earth.
Feel free to disagree with me. But let’s talk about it. If we truly believe what we claim to profess, why do we disagree with the words Jesus spoke?