Every Catholic man must come to understand the awesome power of the Eucharist so that he can more fully receive the blessings Christ personally offers him in the Eucharist and also avoid bringing down judgment upon himself by knowingly dishonoring Christ’s holy sacrifice of the Eucharist.
“Eucharist” is a “thanksgiving” sacrifice
The word “Eucharist” comes from an ancient Jewish sacrificial ritual of thanksgiving. Jesus transformed the Passover Feast at the Last Supper into the Sacrament of the Eucharist (CCC 1323).
Jesus Christ IS the Eucharist
In the Eucharist, “…the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ…truly, really and substantially contained” (CCC 1374). Because Christ is actually present in the Eucharist in the Tabernacle, all awe, reverence and quiet adoration should be fill each soul in the Sanctuary at all times.
The Eucharist can miraculously bless a soul
The Eucharist can renew the grace of Baptism (CCC 1392), strengthen charity and remove venial sin (CCC 1394), keep a soul from venial sin (CCC 1393) and mortal sin (CCC 1395), deepens communion with the Church (CCC 1396) and anticipates heavenly glory (CCC 1402).
The Eucharist can bring judgment on a soul
Paul warns that men who receive the Eucharist in an unworthy manner (i.e. mortal sin, rejecting Church teaching, nonchalance or disrespect of the Eucharist) brings “judgment upon himself” (1 Cor 11:27-32). Men are exhorted to regularly repent of all sin and to be forgiven in the Sacrament of Penance before receiving the Eucharist.
The Miracle of the Mass
The Sacrament of the Eucharist is celebrated in the Mass, a gathering of all of the Communion of Saints in thanksgiving to God; every Mass is a supernatural event which transcends time and space and draws every Catholic man into union with the Blessed Trinity, all the Angels and Saints and into communion with every Catholic around the world.
The “Mass” is missionary – The word “Mass” comes from ancient Latin words at the end of the Mass (Ite Missa Est) that send the faithful out on their mission to fulfill God’s will in their daily lives and to build the Kingdom of God (CCC 1332).
The Mass is a mysterious supernatural event – In the Mass, one enters into Salvation History. The Eternal Christ actually descends and makes present His sacrifice on the Cross (CCC 1362) and becomes truly present in the Eucharist. The Trinity, the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, the Apostles, and all the saints and angels are at every Mass. Those who receive the Eucharist are supernaturally united with Jesus Christ, sharing in His Divine Life and uniting with all the people of God into the one Body of Christ (CCC 1325).