" "If I am not in a state of grace, may God put me there. If I am in a state of grace, may God keep me there." – St. Joan of Arc

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Eucharistic Reflection - Be Transformed In The Fire of His Love



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Jesus kissed and embraced His Cross for love of us, because by His Holy Cross He would become one with us in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the gift of Our Lord's Passion. With Mary we unite ourselves with Jesus and offer to Him all our sufferings in mind and body, in heart and soul…



We are never given more than we can carry or bear, and as Simon helped Jesus carry His cross, so Jesus Himself helps us carry ours…



All trials purify us and lead us into a deeper union with Jesus...



We offer Jesus all our sufferings for the salvation of souls, even the sufferings we bring upon ourselves.



This is the triumph of the Cross: all suffering has lasting and redeeming value when offered to Jesus, Who glorified all human suffering by His Holy Cross! Three times He fell on His way to Calvary to teach us never to get discouraged for, here in the Blessed Sacrament, He makes a divine success out of all our failures when we humbly surrender them to the redeeming love of His Sacred Heart…



Like fire that transforms everything to itself, here in the Blessed Sacrament Jesus transforms everything to good IN THE FIRE OF HIS DIVINE LOVE, drawing good out of evil, drawing a greater good out of a greater evil, consuming even our very faults and failures— like straw thrown into a burning furnace— and using them to make us more humble and to bring us even closer to His Divine Heart…



It is never too late, and Jesus never gives up on anyone…



Our very weaknesses and failures endear us even more to the merciful love of His Eucharistic Heart…



No one loves us as Jesus loves us: with merciful love He loves us, not in spite of our sins, but because of our sins…



‘He was counted among the wicked’ (Is 53:12), and looked upon as a criminal and a failure, to convince us that He knows better than anyone how deep is our pain when we fall into sin and feel like such a failure.



God's divine preference for humility over pride is so great that each sin confessed leads us closer to Him, Who raises us up even higher, after we have repented, than before we fell…



Each fall is only a stepping stone that leads us closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. What matters most is our effort: not how many times we fall but, rather, how many times we get up after we fall and try again…



The infinite patience of God is aimed at our sanctification…



We offer to Jesus all our faults and failures that His Divine Love in the Blessed Sacrament may triumph in every heart. He is the Wounded Healer Who calls out to each of us…

(Rosary Meditations from Mother Teresa of Calcutta- Loving Jesus With The Heart of Mary)

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