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October 26, 2021

In the gospel today, Jesus tells his disciples what the kingdom of God is like. He tells his disciples about the mustard seed that a person took and planted in the garden. When it was fully grown, it became a large bush, and the birds in the sky dwelt in its branches. This is not a description of what the place looks like but more of a description of the activity there. Small acts make big creations, just as the word of God made all creation. The first reading of Saint Paul to the Romans emphasizes how all of creation is eagerly waiting for the children of God to share in the glory of heaven to set it free from the slavery of corruption. These are encouraging words also for us in our day and time.

Saint Peter Julian Eymard tells the people of his time, actually us, that the Eucharist helps remind us of the little heaven on earth that is with us as we wait patiently for heaven of glory, and lead us to it. After receiving the glory in the eucharistic sacrament, we receive happiness in our soul, one of peace and joy. Finally, we participate in the power of God by uniting us to Jesus, who rises above everything earthly, that is “real power.” (From The Real Presence, Eymard Library)

How does the Eucharist assist us in daily living? How does it help us to reach out in the way Jesus did?

Let Us Pray:

“Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Eucharistic Reflection – Center for Eucharistic Evangelizing (eucharisticevangelizing.com)
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About Bob Robleto

Bob is an Associate of the Blessed Sacrament at Corpus Christi Parish in Houston TX.