It’s March 20th and how the world has changed! Yet, I feel the presence of Jesus and see his abundant love in action, and for this I am grateful. I came home today and was greeted by my three-year-old with a big smile and hug. I saw on the news an elderly man who can no longer go inside the nursing home to visit his wife with Alzheimer’s due to COVID-19. Despite this, he visits daily, always bringing his message of love on a sign: presence and abundance. The stories are countless.
The gospel reading today is all about presence and abundance. Through the simple act of having the disciples cast their net, they catch their fill. The one whom Jesus loves tells Simon Peter, It is the Lord. A simple meal of bread and fish is prepared and served by Jesus, and the other disciples dare not ask who he is. They know. They have their fill.
Continue to be like a little child in a boat that God is navigating. Leave the care of the future to the good Lord; yours is to be ready to fill his holy will. (Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Counsels of Spiritual Life).
Will we be gathering as faith communities breaking the bread of love, joyfully celebrating Easter? I know we all hope so but if not, feel and see his presence in yourself and others and be grateful for his abundant love. This, too, is Eucharist. Resucitó! Alleluia!
Let Us Pray:
Our ideal is to live the Eucharist fully and to make known its meaning, so that the Christ’s reign may come and the glory of God may be revealed to the world. In response to our baptismal vocation we seek to witness to Christ’s presence at the crossroads of society and starting from the Eucharist, we strive to influence our world in the light of this Mystery. (ROLA for Associates #2)
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