Eucharistic celebration

In today’s Gospel, the homilist reminds us that Jesus lays a foundation on how we celebrate our masses. The scene is when Jesus appears to some of His disciples after His resurrection and they are all initially spooked about it as if they have seen a ghost.

But He calms them down saying “Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this he showed them his hands and his feet.And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.

He also explained to them the scriptures, “These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.”

Thus in our masses, we are essentially breaking the word and increasing our understanding of scripture and also having the Eucharistic meal where we receive the Body of Christ.

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