Session Two: How We Came to Live Our Faith
Preparatory Reading/Listening Material:
All: “Come Holy Spirit, own us, possess us, teach us, move us, heal us, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
“I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.”
(John 6:51, JB)
Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC): 1324
The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."
"The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch." [i]
Content Presentation, Discussion and Interactive Sharing Time:
Leader presents the content and facilitates interactive discussion and sharing.
I will spend at least one-half hour in prayer discerning the next steps of generosity and surrender my Heavenly Father of Mercies is asking of me, especially in my spiritual life, realizing that only that which overflows from the spiritual life in Jesus will bear any lasting fruits.
Jesus, I trust in You! I thank You for everything including my existence, and especially the many times You, as the Good Shepherd, have sought me out, put me on Your shoulders, brought me back, poured Your balm of mercy on me, and filled me with Your Spirit. I am grateful that You came not to save the righteous, but the sinners like me, and that the more wretched, poor and needy I am, the more right I have to Your infinite mercy. Thank You for the Catholic Church established with Your blood and for Your precious blood that drips from the hands of Your priests, washing away my sins and healing me each time I go to confession.
Glory be …
[i] PO (Presbyterorum ordinis) 5
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