(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Eucharistic Reflection - Are We All For Him?

(St. Joseph's Parish, Oneida, NY)
"If the Blessed Sacrament is Jesus all for us, is it not the most legitimate of conclusions that we should be all for Him? We should be all for Jesus, if Jesus is our all. And what does this mean? Surely, among other things, that the Blessed Sacrament should be to us just the single overpowering fact of the world. Our hands hold Him; our words make Him; our tongue rests Him; our body compasses Him; our souls feel Him; our flesh feeds upon Him, Him, the Infinite, the Incomprehensible, the Immense, the Eternal. Must not all life be looked at in this light, just as the whole Church lies in this light and has no other?"
(The Blessed Sacrament, by Fr. Frederick Faber)


  1. Given the way things are going in the world, I find myself thinking to prepare myself when Jesus is taken away from us in our churches. At every Mass, and when I stop by for a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, whether for Adoration or not, the first thing I say to our Lord is, "Jesus, thank You for being here and thank You for letting me be here."

  2. Barbara:

    What a beautiful practice. I am going to follow your example. Thank you for suggesting it.

    Yes, we have taken our Lord's Presence here among us for granted. We know a time is coming when we will wish we had not.

    God bless I