Last night, my husband and I were watching Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives on the Food Network Channel.
It got us talking about our favorite meal in a restaurant. We couldn't come up with one contender - and we eat out a lot - too much.
That's when I realized something. My favorite meals have always been the ones I eat when I am incredibly hungry.
When we come to the table hungry, we experience the best meal.
The same is true with receiving Our Lord in the Eucharist. We come hungry for Jesus. Having set every other substitute aside, we come to receive the Meal we most desire.
Some may leave feeling ho-hum about Mass, but those who put aside all other contenders, those who have set their hearts and minds and bodies on Christ, are always filled. Always satisfied. Always renewed and strengthened.
The International House of Pancakes has a slogan. Come Hungry, Leave Happy.
Spiritually, that could be our slogan.
Come to Mass hungry to receive. Leave fulfilled and happy. Ready for almost anything.