An Offer You Cant Refused
Friday of the Third Week of Easter
Scriptural Readings: Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 117:1, 2; John 6:52-59
My dear encountered couples:
Some Christian denominations offer communion a limited number of times a year. You and I are given the opportunity to receive Christ every day. It is good for us to be reminded of the promise that comes with it.
“He who feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has life eternal, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
None of us will get a better offer than that the rest of this day, not during the rest of our lives. And it comes right from the mouth of the Son of God. But how many there are who turn his offer down!
How many there are who put off accepting it! How many Christians and Catholics there are who don’t seem to understand it any better than the Jews Jesus was talking to! This is not something meant to be clearly understood. It is to be taken on faith. We receive Holy Communion not because we understand how it can help us, we receive Christ because he told us to.
“Let me solemnly assure you,” said Jesus, “if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. He who feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has life eternal, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
Jesus has offered us himself and his life. This is an offer we are not to refuse.