A Lesson from Dog Food: A homily for Divine Mercy Sunday (C)

First Holy Communion

A dog has to have food to grow strong and fast, etc

What is it that’s in the food that makes the dog grow?  Carbs, protein, vitamins, etc

But you can’t see the carbs, the protein, vitamins….all you see is, well, dog food

Same with Eucharist — the Lord is the Eucharist, even if you don’t see him there…..Remember our Gospel: “Blessed are those who have not seen but still believe”

Point being: you NEED the Eucharist to grow spiritually, just as a dog needs his food

And a dog needs food more than just once, or every now and again…..same with us with Eucharist