“What wonderful majesty! What stupendous condescension! O sublime humility! That the Lord of the whole universe, God and the Son of God, should humble Himself like this under the form of a little bread, for our salvation”
― St. Francis of Assisi
God wanted the reality of eternal life to be tangible to us during our mortal existence, by allowing us to experience its truth not only internally, but also externally. Standing before the Blessed Sacrament, we see the corporal presence of Jesus. Each time Priest breaks the Sacred Host, we hear its snap. As the Priest places the Eucharist on our tongues we taste its nourishment. When we receive His body into our hands we touch His flesh. Every time we drink His Precious Blood, we can smell its bittersweet scent. These are all reminders of the importance of unity with Him and that there is life after death through Jesus.
“And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” (Mark 14:22-26)