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Today’s world needs Catholics who truly understand that going to Holy Mass means having faith in miracles — especially the miraculous transformation of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ. Are you changed by the presence of Christ in the Eucharist? If so, then after you exit the church, others see evidence of this faith — right?
There’s a difference between “knowing” the truths of our faith and authentically living these truths.
What prayer requests have you made in which you’re still waiting for God to provide his help? When you offer them to Jesus during the prayers of Holy Mass, and when you receive him in the Eucharist, do you feel the hopefulness that comes from faith?
During the consecration of the Eucharist, if we do not have faith in God’s ability to change bread and wine into Christ — an ability that does not rely on the how holy the priest is — we won’t have faith to recognize that Jesus is ministering to us in the Eucharist.