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Monday, August 30, 2021

Tepidity Toward Holy Commuinion

 



Large numbers of people travel back and forth to visit the remains of saints. With admiration and interest they view the magnificent buildings erected in honor of the saints, and they kiss their sacred bones, which are held in gold and silver. Too often, however, people are drawn to these relics and holy places by curiosity or some form of self-interest, rather than by contrition of sin and a desire to grow closer to Jesus. 


Upon the altar you will find no relics, nor a monument to someone's memory. What you will find is our Savior, Jesus Christ, alive as ever, all-powerful, all-loving, all-perfect. 


Consider how great must be the tepidity and negligence of this world, since so many fail to take advantage of Jesus' gift of Holy Communion. It is sad to see how few are drawn to Jesus with tender affection and wordless gratitude. In this sacrament Jesus offers Himself, in Whom lies all human hopes and and merits for salvation.


(Adapted from My Daily Bread by the Confraternity Of The Precious Blood)


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Saturday, August 28, 2021

The Eucharist: The Body, Blood, Soul And Divinity Of Our Lord, Jesus Christ

 



When Jesus first began to tell His followers about Holy Communion, some of them objected. When they heard that they were to eat His body and drink His blood, a number of them left him. Jesus sadly looked on, as they walked away from Him, but He did not restrain them nor call them back. If He had meant those words in some symbolic or figurative way, or surely He would not have permitted those loved ones to leave Him. He would have called after them and shouted, "Come back! I'm just speaking in the abstract her, folks!" But no, He let them walk away! Why? Because meant what He said... IN SPADES !


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Friday, August 27, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Choose A Secret Place To Thyself

 

Photo taken on Death Fork Creek at the Portiuncula Hermitage

"Choose a secret place to thyself; love to dwell with thyself alone; seek not to be talking with anyone; but rather pour forth prayers to God, that thou mayest keep thy mind in compunction, and thy  conscience clear." ~ THE IMITATION OF CHRIST by Thomas A' Kempis



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