Oh, you don`t want to miss! walk briskly and line up reverently to receive the Body of Christ. The celebration will not be complete and a Catholic should know why. There`s no better way to pray and worship than to participate in the Holy Mass.
I was imagining…
Imagining how would a Catholic should be, excited to receive it and participates actively in singing and responding. A Happy catholic should be like that and I too should be, but there was a time that I ask and have random thoughts of mass as a celebration, a feast and on the otherhand, call it also a Holy Sacrifice.
These brought me to reflect as I sit and look at the altar. I was reminded of how little I know about what and why I am really celebrating. Thoughts that is just part of the bigger picture of what Mass is.
As we celebrate this whole week of the Easter octave, I remembered what I learned in class last summer. The learning paved the way for me to know and understand the reason and the meaning of this sacrifice to the Church- the people of God and I as a daughter and a missionary.
As an individual coming before the Lord in the altar of grace, it means that my participation of the Eucharist allows me to remember how the Lord’s perfect saving love made me experience the joy of redemption by living a full life with Him and serving with Him. It also allows me to forget my identity and share with the identity of Christ as a daughter of God. The Eucharist as a sacrament of presence, challenges me to acknowledge that as I experience His Great Love, God allows me to experience the death and life as I am called to share in his sacrifice too- taking up those daily crosses , follow Him and be grateful of everything. This also means that witnessing God to others is loving Him daily in my words, actions and deeds and letting myself to be formed and be transformed as Christ transforms the suffering on the cross as a total self-giving love.
Thus, as I join the entire Church – the people of God in the Celebration of the mass, the Eucharist sacrifice unites Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross. Coming together as a body of Christ make us join the sacramental celebration through Christ as the victim of the perfect sacrifice of the cross; with Christ as the priest, the Supreme worshipper and; In Christ as he perfectly fulfill of his whole life of Redeeming Love. How happy it is to be a Catholic!