Bread and Wine

Last Supper by Pieter Rubens courtesy of Web Art Gallery

I usually write my scripture reflections the night before so it is late Saturday evening and I am posting this for Sunday’s “Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.” My Saturday was so awesome for me that I wanted to share some of my joy today.

After lunch, I went to church early to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel. I had a specific sin weighing on me and we conversed for a while. At 3pm, I had a music rehearsal for Mass that was very uplifting. From there I went to confession with a priest I have never gone to before. For some reason tonight while praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit before confession, I was nervous. When the confessional door opened, I went in, sat down, and confessed my sins. My belief is that Jesus uses his ordained priests to speak through them with God’s guidance, love, mercy and the absolution one truly desires from the Lord if one is truly repentant. I have never felt the arms of Jesus wrapped around me more than I felt tonight as I left the confessional.

Next, we had a music sound check to prepare for Mass. Our group was short two very important members so some of us had to change vocal parts which can be a challenge. It was a beautiful Grace given us as God blessed our music. Tonight and Sunday, the focus is all on bread and wine becoming the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus in the Eucharist. I received him tonight with great reverence. Without a doubt, I do believe.

My goal for this blog is to share my journey. I share what I believe. I am not a teacher or an apologist but I can share with you my beliefs, which are the teachings of the Catholic Church. I am not trying to change or convince you to believe like me. That would come from the Grace of God working on all of us. I pray for unity every day so if we are not at the same place in our journeys, we can pray for each other for God’s Grace of truth. As Christians, I really believe that we are all seeking the truth who is Jesus Christ. In addition, we must show each other his love, forgiveness and mercy even should we not agree.

I hope all of you my brothers and sisters in Christ, have a beautiful and blessed weekend!

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Mike Burke; Sunday, May 29, 2016
Bread and Wine

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