JESUS CHRIST IS THE LORD. GLORY TO THE FATHER, TO THE SON, TO THE HOLY SPIRIT. During the Last Supper with His apostles, Jesus took two symbols associated with Passover and gave them new meaning as a way of remembering His sacrifice, which saves us from spiritual death and frees us from spiritual bondage: “And taking a cup , having given thanks, he said, Receive and divide among yourselves; for I say unto you, from now on I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God comes. And taking a loaf of bread, having given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, This is my body offered for you; do this in memory of me. Similarly, after supper, he took the cup, saying, This is the cup of the new covenant in my blood shed for you” (Luke 22: 17-20) I am the living bread that came down from heaven, / whoever eats this bread will always live (Jn 6:51). – R. Proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John – At that time, Jesus said to the crowd: 44“No one can come to me if the Father who sent me does not attract him. And I will resurrect him on the last day. 45It is written in the Prophets: ‘All shall be disciples of God’. Now everyone who has listened to the Father and been instructed by him comes to me. 46Not that anyone has seen the Father. Only he who comes from God has seen the Father. 47Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth possesseth eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and yet they died. 50Here is the bread that comes down from heaven: whoever eats of it will never die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. And the bread I will give is my flesh given for the life of the world”. My Jesus, I believe that you are really present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I love You above all things, and my soul longs for You. But since I cannot receive you now in the Blessed Sacrament, come, at least spiritually, to my heart. I embrace you as if you were already with me: I unite myself with you entirely. Ah! do not allow me to separate me from you again”.