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"Grace does not work like a penny in a slot machine. Grace will only move you when you want it to move you, and only when you let it move you." — Ven. Fulton J. Sheen

Eucharistic Reflection - Have You Forsaken Him?

[The next time you visit the Blessed Sacrament enter silently into this conversation.] 


[Jesus:] "See how forsaken I am! I am the shame of the wise, the scandal of the powerful, the laughing-stock of the crowd, the scapegoat of rulers.  But if they weep over their offenses I pardon them all, for I am Jesus! Tell me, have you not forsaken Me?... Answer Me....

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[A Simple Soul:] What have I, Lord Jesus, that Thou hast not given me? What do I know, that Thou has not taught me? What can I do, if Thou dost not help me?...O pardon my faults that have so wounded You. Thou has created me without any merit of mine. Thou has redeemed me without any cooperation. Thou has done much in creating me, and still more in redeeming me. Wilt Thou be less powerful or less generous in forgiving me? For all the blood Thou has shed  and the cruel death Thou hast suffered were not for the profit of the Angels who implore Thee.  If then I have denied Thee, let me praise Thee. If I have outraged Thee, let me love Thee. If I have offended Thee, let me serve Thee. 

For, to live without loving Thee, and to love without suffering for Thee. O Jesus...that would be death without Thee.

 

(From Twenty Holy Hours by Rev. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, SS CC)

1 comment:

  1. I can't WAIT to get back to Mass, receiving Holy Communion, and making visits to the Blessed Sacrament. Please would you add your prayers to mine that, especially for those who are over 60, with multiple health issues, and who live in states that seem never to have enough supplies of the Covid vaccine to go around(!) would soon be able to receive the vax, and resume normal Catholic lives. Thank you! (Signed, Marion Maell Mhuire)

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