What is Eucharist?

12 thoughts on “What is Eucharist?”

  1. Andie33 – I spent twenty five years working as an Administrator in skilled nursing. Your insightful post has given me a whole new outlook on what the application of Communion should look like. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for your work! I’m sure that you had many challenges along the way, but please know how important and necessary your work is. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. PS: I remember a husband who came in every single day. He and his wife had been married for over 60 years. His wife no longer recognized him or was able to communicate. He would come in in the morning, feed her breakfast, help the aides clean her up and dress her. About 10AM he would go home for chores, nap or what ever he did there. He would return at 4:30PM to feed her dinner, then clean her up and get her ready for bed. One evening after dinner I was making my final rounds. As I passed her room I saw him washing her feet. He was gently cleaning in between her toes. I knew right then that that is waht love looks like. Thank you for reminding me of that lovely memory.

    1. Thanks for sharing that! These are the quiet people who serve and love others everyday. Few people notice, but you are so right, ‘that is what love looks like’.

  3. Andie, thanks for this post. Eucharist means thanksgiving or gratitude and this was certainly demonstrated by these people in your post. We tend to keep God in a box of our own making rather than allowing ourselves to experience God in God’s fullness. Blessings and prayers for you as you discern your next step.

    1. Hi Lynda, you are so right about keeping God in a box of our own making. Thanks for you good wishes. It took a moment like the one I described in my post to open my eyes and expand my vision.

  4. What wonderful insight Andie. It’s when God opens our eyes and we look past the man made ‘rules’ because our hearts have seen his truth in a new way, that we are changed. I can hear that in your words.

    I have been in that nursing home with my own mother, if you have been in one, you have been in all of them. The faces, the eyes, the disturbing personal loss we feel as we go to visit the ones dearest to us. I was so moved by your ‘tattoo’ man story. He is the hands of God to his own mother, and so are you.

    Eucharist… yes, I love your description.

    Blessings and prayers to you and your mom.

  5. Praying for your mom and your departed dad.

    Christ gave Himself in the Eucharist. It was His sacrifice to die for us. We may not understand the mystery of it all; and what He meant … was it symbolism, or are we to take it as true? But that aside, we are to believe, as best we can, without understanding. He did not ask us to understand Him, only to trust Him.

    Glad to see you are back, blogging. Thank you so much for visiting me.

    God bless you and your family.

  6. Yes, this is Eucharist in it’s highest form, I believe. Oh, I know this road so well. My best friend’s Mom was in an Alzheimer’s home for several years (after she lived with us for two) Yes, yes, yes, is all I can say to your post. Thank you!

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