God made the first man and woman and wanted to give them all the food they needed because He loved them. Now God gives us the Holy Meal, the Mass, Holy Communion because He loves us.
When God wanted to lead his people out of slavery and bring them to freedom, he began with a holy meal, the Passover meal. Now God wants to lead us to full freedom by a holy meal, the Mass. The special food he gives us us the Body and Blood of Jesus.
When God led his people out of slavery, he brought them to Mt. Sinai to enter a new relationship with them, a covenant. He did this by having a holy meal with his people. Now God enters a special relationship with us in the holy meal, the Mass.
Jesus came to be our food, why? We are all hungry. Hungry to God, to know Jesus, to know God loves us and Jesus saves us. We are hungry for the food from heaven that will help us on our journey in life. Jesus is the food we need. He gives us that food in the Mass, Holy Communion.
Levi the tax collector found that Jesus accepts him as a friend. To celebrate Levi has a banquet with Jesus in the center. Today we have Jesus in the center of our banquet, the Mass, the Holy Meal when we come closer to Jesus.
Jesus tells the story of the Good Samaritan; he helped the Jewish man who was hurt. We receive Holy Communion in Mass and we become more like Jesus and care for all human persons.
Jesus gave food to thousands of people because they were hungry. Now in Mass, the Holy Meal, Jesus feeds all who are hungry for knowledge and for His Body and Blood, the food we need to be good people today.