(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" "I can never suffer as much as I deserve for my sins; and no matter how much I suffer, it will never be a hell of suffering, though that is what my guilt deserves." – St. Anthony Mary Claret

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Eucharistic Reflection - Enormous Ingratitude

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

clean? And where are the nine ?Is there is 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.)

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