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October 28, 2019

In verse 20 of today’s epistle, in Ephesians chapter 2, it states that “Christ Jesus himself as the capstone” which in the Greek can also mean cornerstone or keystone. In construction a building without a keystone or capstone would collapse. In verse 21 it states that “Through Him the whole structure is held together…” Jesus himself is the foundation of our Christian faith. He did this for our sake not his. Do you believe this?

Our lives and that of our church must be established on this strong everlasting eternal foundation of Christ himself so that it will survive the ravages of time; or else it will crumble with the first gust of adversity. Father Eymard was a brave man. He was no coward. Listen to these words of his from November, 1862, and tell them to those you love, especially your older children. “Now, what does it mean to dwell in Jesus? What is the path that leads to that divine dwelling? How can we enter there? What are the conditions for remaining there? To dwell in Jesus is to leave oneself behind, to strip oneself of self to give oneself as one gives wood to fire.”

The challenge for the day and all days for you and me is how can I serve God and others before serving myself?

Let Us Pray:

Dear heavenly Father, I ask you to allow me to dwell in your house forever with a heart of service and gratefulness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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

 


About Rick Costanza

Rick is a parishioner at Saint Paschal Baylon Church in Cleveland Ohio and a member of the parish's Men's Bible Study.