Thursday, December 1, 2016

God Hidden in the Eucharist


God Hidden in the Eucharist

Adoro te devote, latens Deitas — 

“Hidden God, I devoutly adore you”

— is the first line of the famous eucharistic hymn at­tributed to St. Thomas Aquinas. Jesus promised: “I will remain with you always” (Matt. 28:20), but he does so hidden behind the disguise of transubstantiated bread. We see Christ’s humility in this hiddenness. …