Wow! (really!) 

Wow! (really!)

I've done a lot of reading lately on being Catholic and what that means, especially in terms of doctrine. And when I say a lot, I mean going through most of the books at the library at all relavant to my topic, as well as reading a lot on the web. However, it was not until tonight that I really understood something deep down in my soul....that Christ really is in the Euchrist. I have been trying an experiment the last few days, spending some time in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament every day I can.

Well, until today that was in the context of a Mass. Tongiht, however, I missed daily Mass (overslept) and didn't want to attned Vigil Mass tonight, as I usually go to evening Mass on Sunday. So I slipped in and prayed between Masses this evening and was amazed to find that I felt the same way after praying for a while in the presence of the Host as I do after Mass: at peace and touched by God, in a strangely physical way. It really brought home the fact that the center of the Mass celebration is Christ and without Him, the Mass would be as meaningless as a book that is never read.

Anyway, maybe I am just really overdoing this whole coming to Catholicism thing, or maybe I am not. Any thoughts?

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Comment I'm a cradle Catholic - almost 40 yrs now, I still get overwhelmed at times during the Eucharistic prayer, and at communion. The Centurion's prayer sums up my life, in my opinion - Lord, I am not worthy, but only say the word and I shall be healed. I'll probably have that engraved on my tombstone, because it is so true.I think the Catholic belief in the Eucharist is hard to really explain to non-Catholics. It's almost as if one needs faith in it to understand it.

Wed Sep 7, 2005 7:29 pm MST by Steve Bogner

Comment I think you'll find that spending time before the Blessed Sacrament makes a big difference in your spiritual life. I credit Christ's presence in the Eucharist with playing the largest role in bringing me into the Catholic Church. In fact, I can't point back to anything that has made a larger impact on my life than the Eucharist. I don't think you're overdoing anything. Email anytime if I can lend a hand.

Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:20 am MST by Andy

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