THE EUCHARIST – CHRISTMAS PROLONGED

Lori ElsassPastor

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” – John 3:16

This one line in Scripture explains fully the divine inspiration behind the Incarnation of Christ and is the foundation of the spirit of giving which we regard as an essential part of Christmas. This spirit of giving is the key for understanding the immense Gift of God to us in the Eucharist. Because Mary gave birth to the Son of God, we now have the Flesh of the Son of God near us, with us, and when we receive Him in Communion, within us.  It is that same Jesus Who was born on earth and not only became man but remains man. He not only came into the world, He is in the world. The Eucharist is Christmas prolonged! We can only marvel at the fact that in sending His Son, God revealed a love for us which is infinite; a divine love made visible on that silent night in Bethlehem and continues to shine forth in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

May Christ’s blessings be with you and your families this Holy Christmas.