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Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." — St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Monday Musings - On Closer Scrutiny - Not So Much

We proclaim in our religious art and with our lips in prayer that we trust in Jesus and this we ought to do.



But then our actions suggest "not so much".


“Through Holy Communion, help me to love Thee with my whole mind – so that I may value Thy good pleasure, Thy grace, Thy Heaven, above everything else - above my convenience, above all earthly treasures, above all knowledge and friendship, above health and life (emphasis added).”

(From A Novena of Holy Communions by Father Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D)


Lord, increase our faith and trust in You!

Eucharistic Reflection - We Are Blind


“If we but had a little faith, what meditations, what sublime contemplations would the sight of God giving Himself to man not inspire in us! But no, we are blind and know not how to appreciate so great a happiness; we are insensible and Jesus the Host does not touch us; we are so miserable that the least trifle occupies us entirely, and we remain closed to heaven’s most precious graces, to the infinite benefits of our God. Have we ever duly given thanks for the ineffable gift of the Eucharist? What thanksgivings have we made for It? Alas!, one may say in groaning that the greater number of men never even think of Jesus present among us.”

 

(Ven. Catherine Mectilde de Bar from The Mystery of Incomprehensible Love)