Recalling the theology of the crumbs, the IEC’s popular fund raising program of “Piso Para saMisa ng Mundo” (PPMM) highlights the importance of the communal and ecclesial aspect of the Eucharist and the Eucharistic Congress. Like the Eucharist, which is celebrated in the midst of the people of God, the Piso Para saMisa ng Mundo draws attention to the communal aspect of the IEC. Every peso of every Christian faithful symbolizes not only his financial contribution, but more importantly, it symbolizes his involvement as part of the greater Christian community in making the IEC possible.
The PPMM is a reminder that the International Eucharistic Congress is not an exclusive event of the Catholic clergy and hierarchy, but a celebration of the entire People of God of the saving grace of the Holy Eucharist. Recalling the Congress theme, “Christ our Hope of Glory,” the PPMM makes everyone understand and appreciate that no one is an “optional extra” in the Christian Community. Every single one of us is specifically called to contribute in promoting the social Kingship of Christ and the propagation of the devotion to the Blessed Sacrament in the Most Holy Eucharist.
The works of faith, virtue, charity and evangelization are not massive monolithic upheavals, but rather the aggregate of all the “little things” done by the “little people” in their little spheres of influence, to make this world conform closer to the “thy Kingdom come, thy will be done” in the Lord’s Prayer.
The PPMM is not just “another innovative fund raising strategy” but rather an ecclesial effort to renew among us, in an increasingly secularized world, a sense of “community” and “communion,” the very notions upon which the “Eucharist” is hinged upon.