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  • Sarah Beth Dippel


Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper, giving Himself to us in the appearance of ordinary bread and wine. The Eucharist is the body, blood, soul, and divinity of our Savior Jesus Christ. The Eucharist isn't like anything else.

Here is how I teach kids about to make their First Communion: What happens if you eat a goldfish cracker?

Your body breaks it down, uses it to give you energy, and it becomes part of you.

What happens if you consume the body of Christ in the Eucharist?

Well now, this is the amazing thing, you become like Him. By truly believing in the grace of the Sacrament, when you receive Christ, instead of it becoming part of you like ordinary food would, you become a part of the body of Christ.

I pray every day to be more like Christ, to be more loving, merciful, kind. Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:48) This life, this journey is about growing in faith to be more like Christ in all things and, at all times. Ask for the grace; He is longing to give it. #livinglent2

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