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Daily Eucharistic Reflections

May 4, 2024

“They traveled through the Phrygian and Galatian territory because they had been prevented by the Holy Spirit from preaching the message in the province of Asia.”

I wonder what this looked like. Did an angel appear and block their way? Or was there some natural event or disaster? Perhaps Paul had an insight, a movement from the Spirit that others had to trust him with. We know the next instruction comes about this way:

“During the night, Paul had a vision. …When he had seen the vision, we sought passage to Macedonia at once, concluding that God had called us to proclaim the Good News to them.”

Paul had the vision, but it was for all. I can easily imagine Paul conferring with his companions for confirmation, for the Spirit works this way.

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord. (1 Corinthians 12:4-5)

“May the Eucharistic kingdom of our Lord come and may we be its first disciples and fervent apostles. No more individualistic pursuits, no more efforts wasted outside [the scope] of our great mission.” (Eymard, CO 1336)

One of the most significant obstacles to communion is a spirit of self-sufficiency; an obstacle to communion is an obstacle to love.

“Abide in my love… It’s because love is like a flame in a large furnace that penetrates, that embraces, and engulfs everything – nothing can resist it. It’s because love is the rule of his life – such a love, such a life. The one who loves Jesus Christ in a sovereign way he is the one who will follow him faithfully unto death, like the beloved disciple Saint John. (“Eymard, RA 16,2)

We find in the Eucharist the strength to pray, thy kingdom come.

Let us pray:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

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