Ground Hog Day

142Today is Ground Hog Day. The annual ritual that seems to captivate so many people as they try and figure out how much more winter they need to endure. People always seem to be looking for signs and guidance for life. They watch rodents, read horoscopes, listen to Dr. Phil, and some even get their palms read. There seems to be this insatiable desire to try and know what is going to happen to them. This need to confirm that everything is going to be okay. It is amazing how much time, energy–and faith–that people put into these activities.

As Catholics, we are so blessed to have the one True source of knowledge and wisdom: Jesus. He is available to us whenever we need Him in the form of the Eucharist. We can see Him, touch Him, even consume Him and make Him a part of us. He is both Real and True. Sadly, too many Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. He gets lumped right in with all the other superstitious rituals and symbols that are the backdrop of our daily lives. If people only knew the power and Truth of the Eucharist. It is the one thing that we can put our faith in and be assured of our future. Try it. Come before Jesus in adoration. Consume Him at the Mass. Only He can satisfy. Only He can lead you to the truth.

So, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him, rooted in him and built upon him and established in the faith as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. – Colossians 2:6

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