17 May 2020 : Jesus - Truly Present in the Blessed Sacrament
In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
There is no greater mystery than the love of God who sent us His only Son to live and die so that we would be saved from a life of sin and slavery.
Jesus promised that He would not leave us orphaned. He is still here today waiting for you and me in His silent, loving, and mysterious presence in The Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist and the Cross are stumbling blocks for some. They both are the same mystery and this never ceases to be an occasion of division. "Do you want to leave Me too?" (John 6: 67) The Lord's question echoes throughout the ages as a loving invitation to discover that only He has the words of eternal life.
To receive the gift of His Eucharistic Presence is to receive the Lord Himself. When we know this which of us can refuse?
Many Saints spent hours in front of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Mother Teresa's Order, The Missionaries of Charity, spend daily hours of adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament to give them strength for their work and for growth in holiness. St. Alphonsus de Ligouri, in his book "The Holy Eucharist," (Redemptorist Fathers, Brooklyn, NY), attributes his hearing the call of a vocation to time spent in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Almost any saint, whose life you may read, will tell of the graces received while in front of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
Only a God of great mystery would allow you to find Him, love Him, and make Him your own.
Today is the 6th Sunday of Easter
WORD OF OUR LORD
I shall ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘If you love me you will keep my commandments.
I shall ask the Father,
and he will give you another Advocate
to be with you for ever,
that Spirit of truth
whom the world can never receive
since it neither sees nor knows him;
but you know him,
because he is with you, he is in you.
I will not leave you orphans;
I will come back to you.
In a short time the world will no longer see me;
but you will see me,
because I live and you will live.
On that day you will understand that I am in my Father
and you in me and I in you.
Anybody who receives my commandments and keeps them
will be one who loves me;
and anybody who loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I shall love him and show myself to him.’
I am grateful for your goodness to me
I place all my trust in You
confident that with You
there is nothing I will face this day
that I cannot deal with.
ST FAUSTINA'S Diary
“‘I remind you, My daughter, that as often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment mercy was open wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world – mercy triumphed over justice.’” (1572, page 558)
WORD OF OUR LORD
It is a blessing for you when they insult you for bearing the name of Christ
If you can have some share in the sufferings of Christ, be glad, because you will enjoy a much greater gladness when his glory is revealed. It is a blessing for you when they insult you for bearing the name of Christ, because it means that you have the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God resting on you. None of you should ever deserve to suffer for being a murderer, a thief, a criminal or an informer; but if anyone of you should suffer for being a Christian, then he is not to be ashamed of it; he should thank God that he has been called one.
1 Peter 4:13-16
If we have died with Christ,
we believe that we shall also live with Christ.
Always Remember - JESUS LOVES YOU