“I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and anyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”
On June 13, 2020, the Mothers of the Blessed Sacrament celebrated their fifth anniversary. The cenacle began with a desire for a group of mothers to share their lives in prayer. The heart of the charism for the mothers is to offer the sacrifices demanded by their daily duties through the heart of the Eucharist. I was trying to imagine attending to all my responsibilities in a day without first going to daily Mass and receiving holy communion. Jesus’ response to Martha is where we would all be without him, anxious and worried. In the first reading, Jeremiah cries out, “Why is my pain continuous, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed?” He is consoled by finding the joy and happiness of his heart in the Lord.
Saint Peter Julian mentioned in a letter to Mme. Mathilde Giraud-Jordan (IV 17/19) words reflective of a “scattered mind, a life that is too active. Nothing can cling to it. It’s like the seed of the gospel, which falls on the open road. The remedy is to bring the mind back to natural reflection…”
Mary chose the better part: prayer. We are blessed beyond our imagination to have the kingdom of heaven with us now in the Eucharist. In our reception of holy communion, our resurrected lives begin now. We take Jesus into our daily duties, into our world, and bring life. In the work of Martha and the spirit of Mary, we are invited to bring heaven into our day. Believing in the resurrection, trying to die to self-daily, will allow us to live in knowing we will never die.
Let Us Pray:
“Be serious about the presence of God, the knowledge of Jesus Christ, a definite thought of some virtue, and you will have a center of strength and consolation.” (Letter to Mme. Mathilde Giraud-Jordan, IV 17/19)
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