The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is the gift of going to Holy Communion and receiving Jesus himself. Oh, what a wonderful gift this is!
It was at the Last Supper that the apostles received Holy Communion first. They were the first people ever to do so. At that Last Supper, the night before Our Lord died, Jesus took some bread and said. “This is My Body.” At that moment the bread was changed into His holy Body. He then took a goblet of wine and said, “ This is My Blood,” and the wine was changed into his Precious Blood. He then told His apostles, “Do this as a remembrance of Me.” By these words Jesus gave to the apostles the gift to change bread and wine into His Body and Blood. Every priest also has this gift and, during the consecration at Mass, when he raises the host and chalice, he too changes them into the precious Body and Blood of Our lord Jesus Christ.
If you have already made your first Holy Communion, remember to feel very thankful and to appreciate this best of Gifts. And if you haven’t, work hard at learning your catechism and loving God, so that you too may earn this Gift of Jesus.