" "To attribute to God, and not to self, whatever good one sees in oneself; but to recognize always that the evil is one's own doing, and to impute it on one's self." -St. Benedict

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Worth Revisiting - Enormous Ingratitude

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May you find the following worth pondering:

Eucharistic Reflection - Enormous Ingratitude

(Originally posted August 11, 2015)

“And Jesus answering, said: ‘Were not ten [lepers] made

clean? And where are the nine ?Is there no one found

to return and give glory to God, but this stranger?’ 


(Photo©Michael Seagriff)


In the world, we cannot endure ingratitude. It is only

when God is in question that we do not concern

ourselves about being ungrateful.


This wonderful cure, this miracle, had been extended

to ten persons, and of them all, one only was found

who thanked his Benefactor.



Of all the benefits we have received from Jesus Christ,

we cannot doubt that the Blessed Eucharist is one of

the greatest: and even the greater part of the blessings

we daily receive, are derived from the same source.


But who thinks of often thanking Jesus Christ for this

great benefit ? Who returns thanks to this loving Savior,

Who, in abolishing all the other sacrifices, has left us a

Victim that cannot but be pleasing to God, an offering

equal to all the other benefits we have received from Him,

and to those that we may ask of Him; a Host capable of

cancelling all the sins of men; a Host which is truly a sovereign

remedy for all kinds of evil; a tree of life that has  power

to communicate to us, not only health, but even immortality?
So sinful a forgetfulness, such enormous ingratitude, touched

the Heart of a Man-God, and shall it not move mine, even

when I myself am of the number of these ungrateful wretches ?"

(From Devotion to the Sacred Heart by Father John Croiset, S.J.)

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I have been struggling recently with worry of not having enough gratitude and love as I receive the Precious Blood and Body. I am always praying that it is never me going through the motions. May God bless you!

    Toni

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