Posted June 21, 2011:
We Carry God

by Jean Fox.

In this era of families torn asunder, of wars and rumors of wars, of economic uncertainty, [of unemployment, of catastrophic natural disasters], and of people trembling with fear of many things, it is a relief to be wrapped in the silence and presence of the Mother of God.

Pause to contemplate and appreciate that it was the Mother of God who carried the Lord Jesus Christ in her womb for nine months. She was the first to have his physical presence inside of her body. What he gave to her none of us can begin to comprehend. But we who are the followers of Our Lady consume Christ in the Eucharist.

Ponder the Eucharist. Not only was Christ enfolded in the womb of Our Lady 2000 years ago, but, through the Eucharist, he is also present in us. Believe this. Contemplate it.

If we could see with our human eyes what happens at the moment of the consecration of ordinary bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, we would fall flat on our faces with joy, adoration, and praise.

After receiving the Eucharist, take a few minutes to allow him to consume every cell of your body, so that in the days ahead you will no longer live but Christ will live in you. The Eucharist is with us; God is with us.

As a page of history turns, we must live our days ever mindful of who we carry, who humbly comes to us daily through the Eucharist. We, we, carry God.

Where is the real action? Enter the depths of your heart. Ponder God’s presence in you, and you will be at the heart of the greatest activity known to man. You will be in the heart of the Trinity.

Adapted from Inflamed by Love, (2002), pp. 54, 55, available from MH Publications.


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