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“Do not forget that holiness consists not in extraordinary actions, but in performing your duties towards God, yourself, and others well.” - St. Maximillian Kolbe

Eucharistic Reflection - The Unutterable Sweetness Hidden Within The Blessed Sacrament

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"For 'My flesh is truly food and My Blood is truly drink.' People who only consider the Blessed Sacrament externally, with their senses, looking on it merely as food and drink, bread and wine, taste and know nothing of the precious fruits and unutterable sweetness hidden with it. All the other food we eat is a base and lifeless thing, deriving its worth only from the dignity of human life which it supports. But this noble food is living itself, and is the life of men. All those who are refreshed and nourished by it live eternally, as our Lord Himself says: 'Who eats My flesh and drinks My blood shall live forever.'

When He said this, many of His friends left Him, because they did not understand what He said. 'Who can accept these words?' they asked. They tried to understand it with their intellects and so they left Him. This gift far transcends all natural understanding; when this food is eaten, the eater becomes one with what he eats."

(Johann Tauler, O.P. from Spiritual Conferences)

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