By: Laura Worhacz
“Let us, then, breathe in Mary’s spirit; it is the same as that of Jesus, for she received it from its Divine Source. She is full of His grace, in order to communicate it to us. She is the only true and perfect copy of His virtues; she labored for three and thirty years with the Divine Original constantly before her eyes. She knows all the secrets of the love of the savior for mankind; she shares His unbounded love for us. Oh! With what tenderness and devotion does Mary love us! She loves us as only a Mother so good and so powerful can love.” (Eymard Library Volume 7 Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, page 94-95)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
It seems like the world is swept away in anxieties. Good and holy people, hard working people, God’s people, filled with nervousness in all different aspects of the word. We are all experiencing the Agony in the Garden in some way; things that bring us to a place of uncertainty, things that shake us. With all this, where do we turn? Jesus went to the Divine Source while in the Garden of Gethsemane. He sweat blood begging for His cross to be taken; we know He submitted to the Will of God. Jesus went to His Father after His Last Supper. He embraced the reality of the sin of the world. He prayed. Peace is available to us in Jesus, not as the world gives it, but as He gives it. Jesus absorbed all the devilment of mankind to bring us the fullness of life. The acceptance of the Mystery of Our Father’s love calms the pandemonium of our hearts.
The empowerment of God’s love is found in the Eucharist. Jesus remains in the humility He died with, so we may find the peace we are seeking by humbly offering ourselves to God. Saint Peter Julian reminds us that we have a mother; “She knows all the secrets of the love of the savior for mankind”. Mary’s Spirit is her espousal to the Holy Spirit. Living in the breath of the moment of God’s grace enabled her to be the first to be receptive to the peace of Christ. Mary lived with the “Divine Original.” She became the love that was before her eyes. Our Lady had peace through the Passion of Christ; no anxiety beheld her. Tears yes, they flew from her love; still, she had peace. Adoring the Blessed Sacrament during this Lenten Season will help sweep away the anxieties of our lives. Jesus suffered an intense Passion for us; He died for us. We walk these sacred mysteries in this holy season to raise our faith to a yet another level of Resurrected life while still on earth through the Eucharistic peace of Christ our Lord. Amen.
We adore you O Christ and we praise You for by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.
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We are Ivonne J. Hernandez, Rick Hernandez and Laura Worhacz, Lay Associates of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and brothers and sisters in Christ.