Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Prayers & Reflections for March 1

The Armor of God
Reflections and Prayers for Wartime

The Eucharist

...We give Him our time; He gives us His eternity. We give Him our humanity; He gives us His Divinity. We give Him our nothingness; He gives us His all.

Do we fully realize how much Communion is bound up with Sacrifice, both on the part of our Lord and on the part of us, His poor weak creatures?

The Mass makes the two inseparable: there is no Communion without a Consecration. There is no receiving the bread and wine we offer, until they have been transubstantiated into the Body and Blood of Christ. Communion is the consequence of the Calvary; namely, we live by what we slay.

All nature witnesses this truth; our bodies live by the slaying of the beasts of the fields and the plants of the gardens. We draw life from their crucifixion. We slay them not to destroy, but to fufill; we immolate them for the sake of communion...

[Continued tomorrow]
The Armor of God
Reflections and Prayers for Wartime

by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen
(C) 1943, P.J. Kenedy & Sons

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