There are so many people who have no contact now with the church, who don’t know about Jesus and who are lost spiritually.
We are not just flesh and blood. The sum total of our physical beings give birth to aspirations and longings that present emotional, aesthetic and spiritual needs.
When these are not met we feel deprived and seek to dull the ache and the hunger with physical solutions.
Money allures us, the latest gizmos, beauty treatments, sexual pleasures, food and alcohol, drug induced sensations, fashions, gambling, nicotine. Observing society we are shocked at the number of casualties there are to materialism. People trapped into cycles of dependency, sucking their cigarettes, watching their porn, glued to roulette wheels, carrying their knives, fixated on celebrity culture, living through soaps, trapped into obesity and addiction.
Walking through city streets one can’t fail to be chilled at the suffering etched on people’s faces. We live in relative paradise but present as the unhappiest people on earth.
People are crying out for love, for contact, for meaning and for purpose.
We believe Jesus can help.
We want to encourage people to start the day with Jesus.
We want people to wake up and smile because Jesus is waiting for them.
Before they start the day we invite them to receive Jesus in the Host.
Earth connecting with heaven.
The visible with the invisible.
This dimension with another dimension.
Natural power charged with supernatural power.
Not just another insignificant life living another insignificant day in a pointless world without hope.
Rather a unique life presented with another extraordinary opportunity to live a unique day expectantly and hopefully, ready to respond to and create possibilities for good and for God.
Through the day, if the optimistic levels dip or the challenges become fearsome, people can carry some Hosts with them in reserve and can take extra ones if necessary.
Come off it you are thinking. This is just another physical addiction. Well in one way yes, in that it is a material symbol. However what is very different is that the symbol is so stripped of anything that might be physically appealing. A morsel of wafer, with negligible taste and no earthly kick.
Its power is spiritual.
It is the plug going in to the socket.
It is switch on time.
It is human beings being able to fulfil their potential because they have tapped into the source of their lives and the energy needed to live them.
The surge of divine grace that is available from receiving the host renders any other physical alternative as powerless.
So quit being addicted to the whisky, the porn, the cakes, the needle, the smoke, the sex, the poker, the bookies, the soaps, the celebrities and the myriad other snares around each and every corner and get hooked on Jesus instead.