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Vocation Meditation - May 25
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Jesus said to the crowds: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."

The people then disputed among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" So Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me and I in them."

The culmination of the revelation of Jesus is here! He is the Bread of Life! With the Incarnation, Jesus preached salvation by His words and works. He fulfilled it in the Cross and by His rising from the dead. It was sealed by the power and love of the Father and the Holy Spirit as the new creation. Salvation was then given to the Church to dispense and to make known to the world.

In the new revelation of the Eucharist, this gift of salvation becomes more personal, intimate and accessible to humanity in the humble form of bread and drink. In the Eucharist, eternal life is abiding in God, in His love, in His Life with the family of God. Today, this is the promise of eternal life within reach!

Vocation Challenge:
The Eucharist is God within reach.
We bow down in homage and adoration.
Each time I receive the Eucharist, how do I treasure this moment of comm-union with God?

For the full Gospel reading for this Sunday, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops site.

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