Dearest Eucharistic Family,
The above reflection is a little longer than usual, a very necessary holy reminder. Today is the 20th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers in NYC, where close to 2,000 American citizens were killed; however, never forgotten. “When Jesus seems dead,” these words in the above excerpt from St. Peter Julian seemed to spring off the page for me right into the sorrowful of heart, the brokenhearted, and all of the suffering we see in our world today.
Receive and believe in the reception of Holy Communion to find Eucharistic love, resurrected love. An inner cenacle is formed between God and us, Jesus living within, a tabernacle of hope is formed in the mysteries of this life by our union with Jesus Christ. We need to guard this place by finding time to nourish it in prayer.
Who can heal the brokenhearted?
It is God alone with His faithful ones that bring hope to depths of the sorrowful of heart.
This past week we celebrated the Nativity of our Blessed Mother. It is a tradition in my home to sing to Mary with a little cake and tribute to our mother. Grateful to have set this annual remembrance in the hearts of my now adult daughters with my husband. St. Peter Julian reminds us to listen to Jesus, like Mary. It was in Our Lady’s inner life with God where she carried the joy of the Holy Spirit. The sin of the world crucified her Son; her heart remained united to Heaven in a resurrected love.
Sadness tries to destroy; situations that come upon us and our world are painful. Betrayal in relationships, loss of jobs, and an array of other things can lead us to feel abandonment, and this disconnects so many from God’s family.
The Reign of the Eucharist, St. Peter Julian. How do we reign in our family, loved ones, and those in our community who are far from the City of God? Far from our churches? Our hope is to keep our souls in a resurrected love, one that will raise others and embrace our brethren by sharing in the crosses of life to a rising inside to the inner cenacle of God’s mysterious love.
Trusting in God’s Word and Sacrament of Communion, together with Mary, makes it possible to live now in joy and hope until the fullness of Heaven will come.
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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.
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