By Laura Worhacz
” Doubtless the practice of the Faith will give us sure entrance into heaven; but it will make our entrance there doubly certain if we confide ourselves to Mary’s clemency, which desires only our salvation. Let us seek to enter heaven through this gate, and not count so much on our works and on our fulfillment of the law, for when we come to examine these we shall be forced to acknowledge them to be very imperfect. Jesus leads His Mother by the hand, up to the very Throne of God:” (St. Peter Julian Eymard, Eymard Library, page 166)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
“Jesus leads His Mother by the hand”. This beautiful imagery in the above excerpt from St. Peter Julian is an inspiration to take hold of the hand of our Mother, the hand that was first led by Jesus to the Throne of God. Saturday’s Liturgy is dedicated to the Mother of God. We remember her Magnificat, her waiting by the tomb, her doubtless hope in the rising of the goodness of God in the midst of DEATH. Today’s scriptures remind us of the same trust that cries out in the depths of the message. We practice the faith; we are called to trust, especially as consecrated children of Mary. This Blog was created to remember not only the Eucharist in which we are called to celebrate, but the promise we have pledged to keep through our consecration to Jesus through our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament. A promise to be lived every day of our lives. We have a mother who longs for us to take hold of her hand to receive some of her trust in the resurrection of life this side of heaven. This relationship is the sustenance we need to endure the crosses of this life. Today’s Gospel tells us, “do not worry about your life.” Jesus is offering trust in His Divine Providence. “Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” It seems every time we get past something we are given the opportunity to look back seeing how we could have trusted more, lifted high that cross a little better. May the security found in our consecration promise instill in our hearts a remembrance of the profound love Jesus made as a covenant of His eternal promise. May Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament take us by the hand to live in the present moment of God, “Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.”
Please recite the following prayer:
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
Blessed are you, Mary exalted daughter of Sion!
You are highly favoured and full of grace, for the spirit of God descended upon you.
We magnify the Lord and rejoice with you for the gift of the Word made flesh, bread of life and cup of joy.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, our model of prayer in the Cenacle, pray for us that we may become what we receive, the body of Christ your son. Amen.
USCCB Gospel MT 6:24-34
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We are Ivonne Hernandez, Rick Hernandez and Laura Worhacz, Lay Associates of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and brothers and sisters in Christ.