Monday, May 15, 2006

Eucharist Matter is inspired by "Catholic Matters"

"Eucharist Matters" is inspired by Fr. Richard John Neuhaus' new book- Catholic Matters: Confusion, Controversary and Splendor of the Truth. Have you read it, yet?
Response from reader:
I have not read it, but plan to get it because I think so highly of Fr. Neuhaus. The Eucharist matters in my life more than I can express in a few words. For two thousand years Catholic Christians have been celebrating the Mass and receiving the Holy Eucharist. This is the strength of the Church and of the Christian who surrenders his or her will to Christ Jesus, our Savior and Lord. The profound love of the Savior to leave us Himself as a gift of love is beyond description. The New Covenant not only promised to exceed the Old, which it superceded, in every way, but it delivered in the grace and love of our Lord, who humbles himself to come to us in this great sacrament. But as in all personal relationships, the benefits are, to some extent, in proportion to our committment to Christ, to the extent of our love, our surrender to His will in our lives. We always get more than we receive but our Lord never forces himself upon us. He wants us to use our free will to choose Him. As for me and my house, we choose the Lord!

2 comments:

Steve Lewis said...

Hello! Thank you for your comment on my blog. Are you Catholic? I am Orthodox, although it might be hard to tell from my posts.

A lot of things brought me to the Church. It's sort of a long story. Are you a convert as well?

God bless,
Steve

Eucharist Matters said...

Hi, Steve-
No, I am a "cradle Catholic." However, I always understood the truth of the Catholic Church being the true Church of Jesus Christ, but did not understand how to practice my faith fully to become holy until my Cursillo weekend. What was your moment of realization?