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April 18, 2022

One of the most important days in our Catholic faith is when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our savior. We glorify these days with everything spring, flowers, music, Easter dresses, Easter bonnets, baskets of dyed eggs, but most of all, with prayers of gratification and love for the one who has saved us. The beautiful Psalm 16 read today at all Masses begins with devout expressions offered to God in thanksgiving for his presence in our lives. The psalmist reminds us that our life here may be seen as the time when God is present with us. He continues reminding us that our lives in the hereafter will be our presence with God, making our hearts and minds unbelievably glad and happy. It is undoubtedly a joyful time! We strive; we yearn to connect our devout lives here with the perfection that God has promised. We set the Lord always before us with this psalm and proclaim the fulness of joy in his presence. Those who live steadfast lives will be rewarded with pleasures and eternal delights forever.

To live a steadfast life is no easy matter. We are busy in our world. We have anxieties, cares, duties, and disappointments. Instead of focusing on the more difficult and often negative things in our days, we need to turn to heaven for help and forgiveness, for grace to make us strong and worthy. We open our hands at the Lord’s Prayer and then again to receive the body of Christ. We open our hands and hearts to God for his love and acceptance. He comes to help us, not to be just an eyewitness but an ally, always present when we reach out to him. As we are reassured in the psalm, he has made known to us the paths of life. We have overcome all, and we await our reward.

During the Lenten time, did you set your sight on God, focusing on the mighty helper who will be with you and make you strong that you may stand with him in eternal life?

Let us pray

Loving God, you are the anchor of my soul! You alone can make me strong and steadfast in my journey to you. I look to you for strength, protection, and comfort. I long to stand in your presence and be accepted as one of your righteous children. Amen.

 

Eucharistic Reflection – Center for Eucharistic Evangelizing (eucharisticevangelizing.com)
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About Nancy MacRoberts

Nancy is an Associate of the Blessed Sacrament at Corpus Christi parish in Houston, TX.