This series is for those who celebrate weekly and it is also for those who want to ponder weekly the great mysteries of the redemption we give thanks for, we memorialize, and we bless. To aid in this series, I will be looking at Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer’s new book, The Mystery of Faith: Meditations on the Eucharist
. He’s a recently deceased Polish Catholic priest whose books have sold in to the hundreds of thousands worldwide. I will not always agree with Dajczer, but instead of debating his points I will focus on what we agree on.
Whether you are high church and believe in a real presence through a miracle, as Fr. Dajczer does, or low church (as I am), we can affirm that the Lord’s Supper — as we gaze on the bread and the wine — needs to be approached with reverence in order to be seen for what it is: at the Lord’s Supper we give thanks for the redemption we find through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. “This God adored by multitudes of angels comes to me as love, the redeeming One, the eucharistic One to give me everything” (10). God wants to delight us with himself. For that we can give thanks.