“Why are these doubts arising in your hearts.” 

Luke 24:35-48

 The real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and his living presence in the Word of God are central to our faith as Catholics. Just as the disciples of Emmaus recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread, so we too encounter Jesus in the Eucharistic celebration. Jesus is truly present. “For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself.” (CCC 1324).

Jesus longs to renew our hearts and make them merciful like his. It is by means of the “breaking of bread” that we are transformed into his image.      

As we start this third week of Easter, let us be reminded of the need to nourish ourselves daily in the Eucharist and through the Word of God. Today in our prayer let the Word of God ease all our doubts in our hearts and minds and draw love from the Word.