Taking things for granted comes easily. It’s the default.

Joannie WatsonWhenever I experience writer’s block, I go through a series of actions – read the readings of the day and of the upcoming weekend; look out the window; work on another project. Today, when all of these things failed, I picked up Bishop Barron’s new book on the Eucharist, simply titled Eucharist.

I had received the book from Word of Fire as a gift, but it sat on my table for a few weeks. To be brutally honest, I didn’t rush to read it because I didn’t think there would be anything new between its covers. I know what the Church teaches about the Eucharist. I have written about the Eucharist, given talks about the Eucharist, and prepared Bible studies on the Eucharist. 

We know that the average Catholic’s belief in the Eucharist is one of the crises our Church faces today. …