September 17, 2018
(St. Robert Bellarmine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)
St. Paul wrote, For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my Body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my Blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. 1_Cor_11:17-26,33
Jesus, freely offered, freely given, in totality, FOR us, beloved. Are we ready? Are we willing to accept Him?
Our response, “Lord I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only say the Word, and my soul shall be healed.” Words from Mass, Words from Lk 7:1-10
Do we truly believe the words we’re saying, beloved?
When we open our hearts. When we recognize our unworthiness. When we realize the life poured out for us by Jesus, in order to bring to us that life! Then how can we possibly say no! How can we possibly disrespect the enormity of what we receive in the Blessed Sacrament. We ARE worthy! We are loved! Otherwise Jesus would never have even been incarnate for us!
Fall in love with His Word. Fall in love with His sacrifice. Fall in love with Jesus, beloved. For no greater love can there ever be, or has there ever been!
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