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Communion: A New Easy Essay

Fritz Eichenberg’s engraving depicts
Dorothy Day’s understanding
of Christ in the poor from
Matthew 25 in the Bible

1.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church

tells us in teaching 1397 that
the Eucharist commits us
to the poor.

2.  Dorothy quoted

Fr. Lacouture:
“If we cannot see Jesus

in the poor man,
we surely cannot see Him
under the poverty-stricken

veils of bread.”

3.  In both the Mass and in

sharing a meal
with a poor person
we are breaking bread
with the living Christ.

4.  God seems tricky by hiding

where the world least suspects:

in bread and suffering people.

5. But God is not tricky
because God told us the

secrets of Presence flat out.