Thought of the Day:

Faith in the Holy Eucharist


Listen

My Child, beware of a curious and useless inquiry into the reality of My presence in the Blessed Sacrament. At the Last Supper I changed bread and wine into My body and blood. I then gave My Apostles power to do what I had just done. They in turn passed their powers and their work on to their successors. And so, today you have the privilege of receiving Me in Holy Communion. What I did is a historical fact, but it is also a fact that is far above your understanding, and too wonderful for you to grasp fully.

No human can appreciate completely the glory of My works. God, the Eternal and All present, the Fountain of boundless power, does things which are too grand to be understood by men. Pray for an increase in faith and love. These two virtues are most powerful to help you draw closer to Me in the Blessed Sacrament.

Blessed is that simplicity which is not tormented with an endless questioning of what it fails to understand. Is not My word enough for every man? Some have been lost by the inquiries of pride. You will be wise to make frequent use of this sublime Sacrament. You will come to know Me better by the graces flowing from Holy Mass and Communion.


Think

I ought to live my life with a simple and undoubting faith in God's word, reverently and humbly approaching Jesus in Holy Communion. There will I find Him waiting for me. Whatever I cannot understand, I will leave to Him. He can do all things, and He cannot deceive. Christ, my God and Saviour, walks with the simple, reveals Himself to the humble, and gives understanding to those who are little in spirit. He teaches the deeper meaning of His words to pure minds, but hides His favor from the curious and the proud.


Pray

My Jesus, give me the grace of simplicity, so that I may receive Your words with trust, and without the opposition of unnecessary inquiry. You proved Your divine power during Your earthly life. Therefore, Your word is the word of God, and I believe it, no matter how little I may understand it. You are the Fountain of all truth and goodness. In You I put all faith and trust. Amen.


See you tomorrow with another thought!

Encyclical Letter "Laudato si'" of the Holy Father Francis on Care for Our Common Home, 2015/06/18!
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