May 15, 2019

There’s nothing like a direct command from the Lord to take the guesswork out of wondering what does God want me to do. Direct messages via phone or text are rare. We are left with a lifetime of second guessing ourselves if we are and have been in the right place. “Maybe, I should have ….” is the bane of our existence. Who or what is deciding my life? The concern over such matters is worth a little consideration, but not a dominating thought; otherwise, we miss the opportunity of the now. We can certainly make things more difficult than necessary, but the first reading and the gospel gives us clarity in our confusion.

Trust more in the Holy Spirit whose voice announced to the disciples to:

“Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul
for the work to which I have called them.”

The Spirit guides us if we are open to receive the message in quiet prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Listen carefully. Be attentive. Trust. Jesus tells us: “. . . everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness . . .”—such a test of faith, but such a remedy for our confusions.

Fr. Eymard writes in The Real Presence: Eucharistic Mediations:

“Let our sole spiritual concern be to contemplate the Eucharist and find in it the example of what we have to do in every circumstance of our Christian life.” And we might add: there, in the Presence, we will find answers.

Today would be a good day to let go of our suppositions, our assumptions and listen to what God tells us in his Word.

Let Us Pray:

Holy Spirit, as you are called down to sanctify the bread and wine for transformation, come down upon me and transform me this day and all the days of my life. Amen


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


About Joe McCormack

Joe McCormack is an Associate of the Blessed Sacrament and a parishioner at St Paschal Baylon Church in Cleveland, Ohio.