Celtic spirituality speaks of “thin places”—locations where the veil between heaven and earth seems especially thin and God’s presence is palpable. I like to think of the sacraments as “thin moments”—those moments when heaven and earth intersect and God’s presence is so real we can taste it. The Eucharist, of course, is one of those powerfully thin moments when we truly taste and see how good the Lord is. That thin moment does not have to end when the Mass is over. While the consecrated Bread is the Body of Christ, the table bread that we enjoy in our daily lives can serve as a reminder of the Bread of Life, the Gift of Finest Wheat. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore how every occasion of breaking bread with others can serve as a thin moment, reminding us of the goodness of God that nourishes the hungry heart.
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