Last Sunday's Gospel was a perfect opportunity to preach on the Eucharist. One of our priests, in particular, has been very upset about the recent stories about people desecrating the Eucharist and we have had some problems in our parish as well. For example, parents breaking off a little piece for a child or people not consuming the host right away. These are problems and I of course believe that some education is in order. I do not believe people are doing these things out of maliciousness, but ignorance. I am speaking hear about our parishioners, not news makers.
So, do I hear a homily on the Eucharist? No. And yet I have to hear the ranting and raving (I am not exaggerating) all week about how people need to know and what is wrong with them. Well, why did you not use your time wisely and tell them what they need to know? Many people really do not understand what the Eucharist is all about. It is sometimes difficult to understand why a priest would complain about people not understanding and then not teach them when there is an opportunity. Does this seem odd to anyone else? I was immensely disappointed.