Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

St Ann Crown red

Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

St Ann Crown red
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Daily Eucharistic Reflections

March 11, 2024

Media reports civil unrest and military action occurring on every continent except Antarctica. That sounds like the whole world is at war.  Eliminating war does not bring peace; it brings nervous quiet. And there is adequate evidence our abuse of the gifts of creation is poisoning us. Jesus brings peace.

“Unless you people see signs and wonders, you do not believe.”  There is no wonder there is no greater sign than receiving the gift of life. And Jesus gave us the sign and wonder that can correct this dangerous time: his Body and Blood. The Eucharist is life that transcends time and place. Just eliminating war does not bring peace. Jesus brings peace.

Jesus also instructed us to use this sign: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “Love one another as I have loved you.” “Feed the hungry. Give a drink to the thirsty. Clothe the naked. Shelter the homeless.”  Visit the sick and the imprisoned. Bury the dead. Admonish the sinner. Instruct the ignorant. Counsel the doubtful. Comfort the sorrowful. Bear wrongs patiently. Forgive all injuries. Pray for the living and the dead. Nowhere in this list is permission to deny blessings or condemn. (Luke 10:5-9)

Any prayer in the presence of the Eucharist is amplified simply by being present, by witnessing Jesus’ unfailing love. Prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament – even if not in Exposition – is precious and influences and brings peace to those present. And there is power, free for the taking. We do not need to understand it; we desperately need it: the power of sanctifying grace.

Do you feel this power in your life?

Let us pray:

Pour forth we beseech thee, oh Lord, thy grace into our hearts. By our simple presence, we who come to you in the Eucharist may feel the glory and grace that you have promised us. Let us, with confidence, share your peace with others who have lost hope and need your comfort.  May your Holy Spirit rest in us and guide us all into your peace.

 

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