THE HOLY EUCHARIST: OUR STRENGTH
Our choice of theme for reflection this year is somewhat out of the track of what was done in the past few years of my episcopate. In the past we chose to reflect on some aspects of our Christian faith that represent Christian values that are very useful to human well-being and progress. We also reflected on aspects of our life as Catholics which the Supreme Pontiff has brought up to the Universal Church for emphasis and deepening. This year we have chosen to cast a view on the sacramental life of the Church. It is therefore most fitting that we start with the sacraments of initiation, and more with what we can call the sacrament of all the sacraments: The Holy Eucharist. You are therefore invited to join me in this reflection which explores the greatest of God’s gift to humankind, and expresses one of the greatest proofs of God’s eternal, fatherly and providential care for his earthly children – the gift of Jesus Christ himself in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist. The topic of our reflection is: The Holy Eucharist Our Strength. The Holy Eucharist, is the gift that Jesus Christ makes of himself, thus revealing to us God’s infinite love for every man and woman (Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, no. 1). In the Sacrament of the Eucharist, the Saviour…continues to offer himself to humanity as the source of divine life (cf. John Paul II, Tertio Millenio Adveniente, no. 55). The Holy Eucharist gives us life, it sustains the divine life in us, it is our strength.