How Can We Leave the Church?

Recently I talked to a couple of extraordinary ministers whose children are “good Baptists”. Baptized Catholic they chose to leave the Church. It makes me wonder if they really understand the precious gift we have in the Eucharist.
To me the number one reason to be Catholic is that I get to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. The Jesus I am privileged to receive is the same Jesus who rose from the dead at the Resurrection, the “Beloved Son” of the Transfiguration, the same one who called Lazarus from the grave and fed the 5,000. Jesus is the same” yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8)
Jesus is present in all His power, His whole divinity. He is God and for Him nothing is impossible. He passionately waits for us so that He could pour an avalanche of love upon us. He ardently yearns to bless us, t o make us whole. How can we ever think of leaving Him?
Do we realize that the Eucharist is love itself, infinite love just waiting for us to open our hearts so that God may bless us?
Do we know that at the Holy, Holy, Holy of the mass we enter the throne room of heaven that we join the angels and saints in heaven praising God? Do we understand that we stand with St John and Mary beneath the Cross as the sacrifice at Calvary takes place before us on the altar? Do we realize at every mass we step out of time to witness the great sacrifice and gift Christ made for us? Do we know how privileged we are? How can we ever think of changing our faith?

Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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