Utterly central to our faith,
the Eucharist gets five lines
repeated, but not so in John.
Only one of the three define
the cup He chose to reach out for:
the cup of Elijah, the cup reserved,
untouchably so in the Paschal meal,
“the” Messiah´s cup, and He picked it up
and said: This in mine !
This is me ! This is who I am, what I am !
This is why I came !
A gesture that, had they understood,
blew the apostles out of the mists.
A gesture way too much to cope with
or to make sense of
that side of the resurrection.
Bread for all ! And this in recognition of
our need of Him in our lives,
not as saints, but as the sinners we are.
Columban Fr. Leo Donnelly lives and works in Peru.
THE WORLD CAN BE A DARK PLACE. GIFT THE LIGHT AND LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST AND TOGETHER WE CAN BRIGHTEN THE WORLD.
O God, I beseech You, watch over those exposed to the horror of war, and the spiritual dangers of a soldier’s or sailor’s life. Give them such a strong faith that no human respect may ever lead them to deny …
Edward A. Fischer was a 1937 graduate of Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. He went on to a successful career in writing and journalism, eventually returning to his alma mater as a professor. Fischer taught courses in film, …