This Sunday, I’ll Be Going to Church. Will You Join Me?
And that’s the heart of it: At Mass, Christ is truly present — Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. He gives himself to us in the reading of the Word, and in the Eucharist. That happens even when the homily is boring, when the cantor is off-key, when the church is only half-filled. “Whenever two are three are gathered in my name,” Jesus reminds us, “there I am in the midst of them.” In the Mass, that is even more true, because we have the unimaginable opportunity to unite wholly and fully with him in the Eucharist.