Perhaps we could agree that all parents wish their children to succeed in their studies, in their future careers as well as in their marriage.

Do all parents wish their children to believe in God and to know Jesus Christ, true God and true man?

Christian parents who truly believe in Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, who died for our sins and rose from the dead, want their children to know Jesus, His life, and His infinite love for them.

Today many children of our parish community receive Jesus into their body and soul for the first time in Holy Communion after 12 weeks of intense preparation.

May it be for all of us a new opportunity to ask ourselves: ” Do I usually go to Communion out of habit or because everyone else is going? Or do I truly believe in the real  presence of Jesus and do I long to receive Him as often as I can?”

If we truly believe in Jesus’ words of consecration over the host and the wine, let us prepare our soul for our next sacramental communion by listening to the words of Jesus from today’s Gospel:

“If you love me you will keep my commandments (…) Whoever holds to my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me; and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I shall love him and reveal myself to him” (John 14:15-21)

A good examination of conscience when we decide to receive Holy Communion, is to see whether we do obey the 10 Commandments including going to Mass at least every Sunday without placing other things before God. Too many believers seem to easily find all kinds of excuses to miss their important weekly encounter with God and their brothers and sisters in Christ, gathered together to listen to God, to adore Him and to receive Him in the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist.

He loves us infinitely, do we love Him truly?

Fr. Antoine

 

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