Thursday, April 05, 2012
The Last Supper
Please read this passage from St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians (1 Cor 11:23-26):
I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
We now have reached the Triduum, the three Holy Days of Holy Week. Today we remember the Last Supper that Jesus had with his apostles. It was during the last supper that he instituted the Holy Eucharist. This is the great sacrament of His Body and Blood.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words):
“Come and contemplate the Last Supper, My dear brother Melvin and all My dear brothers and sisters who believe in Me and receive the Holy Eucharist at least every Sunday. I instituted the Eucharist just before My Passion. I knew I had to leave you shortly so by the institution of the Eucharist, I was able to stay among you in a special way. Believe, My dear friends, that I am truly present in the hosts and in the chalice. I am present there alive as I live now at the right hand of My Heavenly Father. Although you cannot see Me with your eyes, you are to believe in My real presence. I wanted to stay with you in a special way and so I am in the Holy Eucharist and I come into your heart every time you come to receive Me. I am closer to you now than any other human being, because I live in your very being. I am part of you. Come to receive Me with a pure heart, which means that you have repented of all your sins. I am very pleased too with the adoration going on in many parishes today. Those who come to adore Me in the Holy Eucharist are blessed indeed. I love you all.”