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" “If you don’t behave as you believe you will end by believing as you behave.” – Venerable Fulton Sheen

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Eucharistic Reflection - May 28, 2013


"You consider Zacheus happy because Our Lord vouchsafed to enter his house and eat with him; you deem St. John happy because he rested on the breast of our Savior at the Last Supper; and, above all, you regard St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin Mary so very happy because they nourished and supported Our Dear Lord. But are you not as happy as they? Are you not even happier? You do not hold Our Lord in your arms as Simeon did, but you receive Him into your heart in Holy Communion; you do not rest on the bosom of St. John, but the Savior rests in your heart after Holy Communion; you do not nurse and support Our Lord like St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin, but you have a still greater happiness, for the Savior Himself nourishes you and gives Himself to you as your food. O Love! O Love! O who can understand the love of God for men!" 

(From The Blessed Eucharist by Fr. Michael Muller, C.S.S.R.)

 

2 comments:

  1. Father Muller (RIP)was an exemplary priest whose writings inspired a deeper appreciation of the Mass for many.

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  2. Just another reminder of how tragic it is that we have ignored the written treasures of past spiritual giants.

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