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1. NOURISHES OUR SOUL
There exists physical anorexia, but also spiritual anorexia—that is to say Catholics that do not nourish themselves on the Holy Eucharist, at least every Sunday. All too many are pursuing spiritual delights that are truly lies, that actually poison the soul!
2.CONSOLES AND COMFORTS US.
In the heat of day, when we are tired, possibly frustrated and even in desolation, the most Holy Eucharist comforts and consoles us. Read Mt. 11:28-30… “Come to me and I will give you rest…”
3.STRENGTHENS VIRTUES AND WEAKENS SINS AND VICES.
Every time we receive Holy Communion we receive the “Total Christ”: the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus. Safe to say we can receive both a mind transplant and a Heart-Transplant. Saint Paul says: “Put on the mind of Christ.” The he says: “You have the mind of Christ.” After receiving Holy Communion you indeed do have the mind of Christ.
4.PREPARES FOR MARTYRDOM
A study was done on the martyrs of Mexico and there was a common note in almost all of the martyrs—their great love for Holy Mass and the reception of the Holy Eucharist. Blessed Jose Luis Sanchez Rios, while held as a hostage, was smuggled a basket of food. In the food-basket was hidden a consecrated Host that he received. That gave him strength to die the martyr’s death.
The Holy Eucharist supplies the soul and even the body with energy to carry out at times super-human tasks. What gas is to the tank of a car, Eucharist is to the soul—power and energy!
A secondary effect of the reception of the most Holy Eucharist is healing of our daily infirmities. The Council of Trent expresses at such: Holy Communion is the antidote to our daily infirmities. Saint Faustina suffering dreadful pulmonary problems, received Holy Communion and she felt like a spiritual electric current surge through her body and experienced true healing!
Jesus promises: “ I am the Bread of Life, whoever eats my Body and drinks by Blood will have everlasting life and I will raise Him up on the last day.” (Jn. 6—“Bread of life” discourse) That means, those who receive the Holy Eucharist with lively faith, frequently (hopefully every day if possible) and with fiery fervor and love will be saved!
May Our Lady, who formed the most Sacred Heart of Jesus in her womb intercede for you and attain for you the grace to fall in love with Mass, Holy Communion as well as daily Holy Communion. Then may you become an apostle of the Eucharist!