CHRIST, the Bread of Life: May the whole world be gripped in fear, may all men tremble, may the Heavens exult when, in the hands of the priest, the CHRIST, the SON of the living GOD, descends upon the altar.
O amazing splendour, O astounding condescension, O sublime humility. The master of the Universe, GOD Himself and the SON of God humbles Himself so much that he hides Himself for our salvation under the humble appearance of bread. See, brothers, the humility of GOD and pour out your hearts before him.
Humble yourselves so that, in due course. You may be exalted by CHRIST. Keep nothing of yourselves to yourselves. Then CHRIST may completely posses you. He has wholly given himself to you.
THE REAL PRESENCE
“I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh." The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ So Jesus said to them,