By: Laura Catherine Worhacz
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
In my prayer this week, I envisioned being in the womb of our Church, sheltered in Our Lady's Immaculate Heart. The divine indwelling of God's life for us begins with our Lady holding us for Jesus.
I recently viewed the Roe V. Wade film, and the corruption that we know exists was made ever more visible to me through the film. The unborn held in the womb of mothers who do not understand what it means to hold life within is daunting. The choice to terminate life because of fear and many reasons is a vast reality in our society.
Our compassion and prayer in Christ will be the only presence of God others may come to know. Life is taken by the millions… There are so many unconscious wounds that direct our decisions in life.
In our Lady's womb, she keeps us in our Holy Mother Church. Are we as vulnerable as the unborn in a mother that lives in fear? Perhaps! So many in our day are frightened to live. Sprit and truth lead us to justice through mercy; we try to uphold moral values.
Grievous sin still exists; we are told not to judge. We have lost sense and life within our Church's womb; it is being taken by the millions, similarly to the unborn who are not safe. In our adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, we will find our own grievous sin. Our purification begins so we may take others with us on the pathway to salvation.
The hands of the priest bring us the Body of Christ, the bread and wine are transformed by the power of God, the sacrament of life is born for us. The heart of the Eucharist beats; Jesus lives.
In today's Gospel, Jesus walks on water,
Jesus abides in the Father and, in the oneness of their love, the Holy Spirit is offered to us so we may live in grace. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament brings us to birth in the light, Mary reinstates the honor and nobility of motherhood. Our surest refuge is to be held by Jesus through the Heart of Mary.
Easter reminds us of our Baptism, death to life. Our eternal life begins here on earth in the heart of the Eucharist. We are being formed in the womb to be birthed into Pentecost. The Liturgy keeps us moving in grace. Jesus came to bring us life to take courage and to LIVE!