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April 29, 2020

Everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day.

Today we cry out with the psalmist, “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.” God’s promise is with us: Jesus’ forgiveness and the assurance of what will happen to those who believe he has risen. We live in the hope of Easter.

Our spiritual father, Peter Julian, teaches us, “let God be your life, not his gifts, his works; live in God, and not in his grace and in his saints; live for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the grace and purpose of your whole life.” (Life and Letters, volume 4, page 54)

We are reminded today in John’s Gospel that Jesus continues to forgive and invites us to be purified in his love. Clinging to the Eucharist will carry us through the sacrifices demanded by our daily duties.

The suffering and deaths we witness through the pandemic outbreak of Covid-19 will forever be with those who live in the Eucharist. We identify with the suffering of all humanity and remain at the altar of God in hope. The suffering of others is ours in the mystical body of Christ. The Bread of Life is one broken body made one through our love. We share in the unfolding mystery of God in the hope of the bread that has come down from heaven. Today let us invoke Saint Catherine of Sienna, who lived in the truth of God’s word. It permeated her existence and was manifested to all without fear. It was naturally expressed with confidence that God’s promise was with her.

Let Us Pray:

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, you shadowed the life of your Son in love and became a perfect reflection of the gospel. Teach us through our life of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

 

Daily Eucharistic Reflection – Center for Eucharistic Evangelizing (eucharisticevangelizing.com)
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