A strong testimony about the power of the Eucharist.
I met a tireless Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. At the weekend, I went to help in a temple outside the city, because the priest there got sick. I started early with the six o’clock Mass. Mr. Lalo soon came and introduced himself to me:
– Father, I am minister of the Eucharist and I will visit 16 sick people. Could you give me the wafers?
– With pleasure! I’ll just consecrate them and I’ll give it to you.
At the end of Mass, I handed him the wafers and he quickly left to take them to the sick. I was surprised by Mr. Lalo’s enthusiasm. It seemed that his feet were flying to bring Christ to those who could not go to the temple.
I continued with the morning ceremonies. Before the end of the noon mass, I saw Mr. Lalo again. He was entering the chapel and, at the time of communion, he asked me: “Father, there are 11 sick people missing. Could you give me more wafers? “I handed it over and he left to finish the visitation.
At the last Mass, he appeared again. Now with his wife, children and grandchildren. At the end of the celebration, I did not resist and called him. I thanked them for visiting so many sick people and expressed that I was surprised by their enthusiasm and kindness for having donated all their Sunday to Our Lord and to all who needed it. What I heard from Mr. Lalo was such a powerful testimony that I want to reproduce it completely.
“Father, there is nothing to be thankful for. I’m simply doing something to who gave me back my life and gave me health. Three years ago, I felt that the world was falling on me, it had terrible pains all over my body. At first, they did not know what I had. Until I was told that it was cancer of the spine.
My life came down. I fell into a deep depression, gave up my work and did not want anyone to visit me . But the minister Rosita insisted so much that I ended up receiving her. After that, I began to receive Holy Communion every week.
From there everything changed: every Sunday, I kept waiting to receive the body of Christ. With the days, I began to notice that, when I communed, I began to change from the inside out . I was filled with joy and strength, I felt more loved and accompanied by God himself. It seemed that my cancer was no longer so terrible.
I remember very well the day when, in prayer, I said to God: ‘So much time of life and only now, in the midst of an illness, I can feel you by my side. I would love to be healthy to take you wherever they are waiting for you. I am sure that you will change their lives, as has changed mine. ‘ And Our Lord took my desires seriously.
In three months, I no longer felt any pain and the doctors could not explain what had happened: ‘It seems like a miracle . You no longer have cancer. Now you can go wherever you want … ‘
For me, it was not the doctor who said, it was Jesus Eucharistic that reminded me: “I gave you the health to go together to visit all those who need … ‘
Father, that is why I am so happy, without cancer and fulfilling my promise with Him. As long as I have strength, I will visit all who are like me: without health, without spirit, without the will to live. I want them to know that they are not alone because they have a great and strong God who can help them. ”
What a wonderful testimony! As I spoke, I smiled with joy to see that Christ is indeed present in the Holy Host that I take daily in my hands. I regretted my lack of faith, especially when I felt the way was difficult.
Now I realize that everything was so complicated because I walked alone … If I had let the Eucharistic Christ accompany me every moment, everything had been simpler.
My heart told me that just as the Good Jesus gave another opportunity to Mr. Lalo, he will also give me, so that I live each Eucharist as the extraordinary event that it really is, and to remind all the sick of body or soul that they are not alone; that the best medicine is Holy Communion .
I take this opportunity to thank all the Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who, with joy and gratuitousness, help to bring the Christ closer to the sick. God bless you a lot!
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Disclaimer: Prayer is not magic. God indeed answers prayers but sometimes His answer is either No or Not Now. Don't be discouraged when your prayers are not met immediately or even later. Keep trusting God who is good all the time. Thank you.
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