Jesus and his friends gathered together to celebrate the Passover meal. When supper was ended he took some bread blessed it and broke it saying “Take, eat this is my body.” Then Jesus took the cup blessed it and gave it to them saying “Take, drink this is my blood, the blood of the covenant.” Blessed and broken both were given body and blood, how often do we give of ourselves in a similar way giving to someone all of ourselves. We remember this each and every time during Mass
This is sharing a meal with friends and family let us be reminded of the Eucharist feast as we gather together on Thanksgiving and later next month at Christmas. Since it seem like at most holidays we rush through them and hit all the moments, but we don’t spend time and relax and enjoy the moments with our family and friends we rush from here to there and try to satisfy everyone else rather then our own needs. For as we read in Matthew “For where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst.” Christ is with us at these large feast let us remember this and treat our family with the respect that we would treat him.