"Did the apostles gasp in wonder as they heard you say,
"Take this, all of you, and eat it:
this is My Body which will be given up for you'?
I look upon the Host whenever I am at Mass,
speechless and struck with awe at such humility.
My life is so full of me - so full of pride -
so full of the need to keep my identity.
You are willing to hide Your Glory and Majesty
behind this wafer, so I may gaze at my God and not die.
You want me to be comfortable in your Presence -
to speak to You unencumbered by the difference in our natures.
Oh Love, that is not loved,
how can I return Your love?
Wash me clean, dear Jesus, clean of every sin and weakness.
Cover me over with mercy and forgiveness."
The Mass is My Life