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THE GUARDIAN, MAY 21, 1982 PAGE 5 Euchar1"st Summons to Good Life By Delores l.eckey to a deliberate choice to share KNOW YOUR FAITH Sponsored By Arkansas State Council Knights of Columbus EUCHARIST -- the is central to the lives in the Catholic We come together, each day. And we offer ordinary fare of our bread and wine, "the hands." so, we remember days on earth. On ed, Jesus a blessing: "This is he said as he of- bread to his friends. he shared a cup of wine dug, "This is my the centuries and cultures, the church and treasured words. The church from the beginning the bread and wine of the (and later the altar) became the body and THE second century, r said: "We have that the food, Which thanks have been n, is the flesh and blood of incarnate Jesus." even the most unlearned or know that with Words the bread and are no longer ordinary. are the Christ. viewers or of Evelyn Waugh's Revisited" will the scene when Julia, roger a practicing is challenged by her Charles, to explain the of the Mass. "You it's all nonsense," he Julia's whispered "I wish it were." cannot shake the of Christ or Christ's Lerament out head or her heart. L. Hoytl AGENT LIFE, FIRE Office 753-0834 Home 982-3031 Qu$1 Henry Uenhart LUCY THELUSNORD is comforted by Narada Estrada, a neighborhood resident, following a school bus accident in Miami where six students received minor injuries. The eucharistic experience doesn't end with a wafer at Mass on a Sunday morning. A commitment to the Eucharist ultimately leads one to share in God's creative and redemptive work. We are called to lead eucharistic lives. (NC Photo from UPI) Perhaps she has partaken too often of the divine food and, bit by bit, she has absorbed too much of Christ into the marrow of her life. THE RESULT: She decides finally that she must leave Charles and walk, alone, a new path. (Both Charles and Julia are divorced.) In Julia's anguish, one hears the echoes of St. Augustine: "If then you are Christ's body and his mem- bers, it is your own mystery which you receive." Julia can size Bus available, school bus to luxury cOnditioned coaches. tN- BIGELOW g BUS LINES I qq, .a_ i. roe[sT nm IA LINES I   m T, sT, 5 W. lOth 666-9891 Above Monument Gray Granite on 4ft. 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The world, and all that dwells there, is sacramental - for it speaks to us of GOd and communicates GOd to us. Like the poet Tennyson, who saw GOd in every flower, we know that God's spirit courses through the universe, from the fallen leaf underfoot to the farthest galaxy. Where does that kind of awareness lead us? If we are willing, it must lead, I believe, actively in God's creative and redemptive work in the here and now. This has to be conscious choice, I think, for we live in a world not generally given to the praise, thanksgiving and reverence that characterize our Eucharist -- and that could come to characterize daily life. On the contrary, we live in a world which pollutes the air we breathe and the water we drink; where wealth is con- centrated among a small percentage of people and where millions go hungry daily; where technology and scientific achievement are often used to benefit the few. OURS IS a world of terrorists and revolution, where nuclear war is not only thinkable but increasingly probable. Those who claim to be Christians are called to lead eucharistic lives, to forge a counter-culture of sorts. I think this means, first, a fearless examination of all the ways each of us inhibits God's redemptive and creative work. It will mean naming and confessing our own violence and irresponsibility. It will mean approaching the sacrament truthfully and humbly. ONLY THEN can we begin to live in a eucharistic way -- a When Jesus broke the bread way that reflects what the and blessed the wine and gave Mass means, it for all, he summoned us to a Only then can we begin to new kind of communion. offer all that we are and all When we eat his bread and that we possess in order to drink his wine, over and over, create, with GOd, a world the summons bit by bit marked by co-operation and becomes clearer. unselfishness.  1982 NC News Service ' DANCE- DANCE- DANCE i St. Anne's Church Hall .emo.nt* Camp.obinson.oad North Little Rock Saturday, May 22 8:00 P.M.- 12:00 Music by: Steve Pruss & Kingsmen $8.00 Couple Dance on 4th Saturday of each month. ...DEDICATED TO BETTER EDUCATION... A college-preparatory school for boys ... grades 9 to 12 ... operated by Benedictine Priests and Brothers ... moderate rates. FOR BROCHURE: SUBIACO ACADEMY BOX G SUBIACO, ARKANSAS 72865 TEL: (501) 934-4292 Elect A Life Long Member of Holy Souls Parish To The Arkansas State Senate, Dist. 23 Your Choice for State Senator is crucial this year... more than any time since the 1930"s. That is why we need practical, ex- perienced leader- ship in the Senate. Doug Brandon has that leadership. (Left to Right) : Libby Sheard, Benton, Greg Sheard, Bridget, Kathleen, Doug, Sissi, "Hans", "Fritz". Vote For DOUG BRANDON He has served 16 years in the Arkansas House of Representatives He is a fiscal conservative because he is a businessman and because he served as chairman of the Joint Budget Committee, the Revenue and Taxation Committee and the Legislative Council. He knows how to pass good laws. He knows how to defeat unnecessary legislation that would only lead to further government spending and add to inflation. DOUG BRANDON WILL PUT HIS COMMON SENSE AND HARD WORK TO WORK FOR YOU! It's A Positive Move! STATE SENATE- DIST. 23 Political advertisement paid for by Doug Brandon for Legislature Committee PO. Box 1896, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203