Today the Church honors my confirmation Saint, Justin Martyr.
Hard to believe it's been 4 years... they've flown by... and yet the faith gets richer, and deeper, and more satisfying each day for me.
And the central reason continues to be the Eucharist, that which I fought hard against initially.
It makes this quote all the more meaningful:
"We call this food Eucharist, and no one else is permitted to partake of it, except one who believes our teaching to be true and who has been washed in the washing which is for the remission of sins and for regeneration [has received baptism] and is thereby living as Christ enjoined. For not as common bread nor common drink do we receive these; but since Jesus Christ our Savior was made incarnate by the word of God and had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so too, as we have been taught, the food which has been made into the Eucharist by the Eucharistic prayer set down by him, and by the change of which our blood and flesh is nurtured, is both the flesh and the blood of that incarnated Jesus.”
~ St. Justin Martyr, First Apologia
Feast on that from a Church father.
Feast on it.
Might lead to life changing decisions.