Fr. Nnamdi Moneme: Receive the Eucharist & Become Eucharist for Others

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By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange, Aug. 11, 2021

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme OMV is a Roman Catholic Priest of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary currently on missionary assignment in the Philippines. He serves in the Congregations’ Retreat Ministry and in the House of Formation for novices and theologians in Antipolo, Philippines.

Jesus’ audience grumbled about Him because He had told them, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” Jesus responded to their grumbling in two ways. Firstly, He pointed them to His Father’s open invitation to all humanity in every time and place, “Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from Him comes to me.” Secondly, He provided the true life-giving bread in His own flesh, “The bread that I will give is may flesh for the life of the world.”

Jesus invites all and provides all that we need for communion with God. He does not force anyone and He does not exclude anyone. We are all invited to accept His invitation by His gift of faith before we can enjoy the beautiful things that He provides for us, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise Him on the last day.”(Jn 6:41, 44, 46, 51)…

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