It never ceases to amaze me….

We bring him simple elements of bread and wine, gifts of the earth and the work of our hands.

We offer him these gifts, but when they come back to us from the altar – when they are placed in our hands and on our lips – they are no longer the same bread and wine.

Now, he offers us his body and his blood so that we can be one with him and one with his Father.

He asks us to love his creation and all his people the way he does.

And because his Spirit now lives within us, we can.