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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

May 9, 2024

Enter a World of Possibilities

Step right up—right this way to behold the most wonderous things.

Surely, the carnival barker might entice us to step in and see a magician disappear and reappear right before our eyes. We are tricked and left amazed, wondering how the disappearing/reappearing act works, and maybe have some frustration in being unable to solve the ‘mystery.’

We are quite used to suspending disbelief. Movies, theater, and literature require it. But we still want to know the ‘how.’

Even the Apostles, after being with Jesus, hearing his message, seeing his miracles, questioned this cryptic message – ‘“What does this mean that he is saying to us…?”

We can only suspend disbelief up to a point. Then, we have to deny the possibility or come to believe that the magician made an elephant disappear or that Christ is with us in a round wafer of unleavened bread.

Our recent participation in the Paschal mystery moves us beyond suspension of disbelief to a belief founded on our faith. Therefore, an awareness of the implications of this most incredible story ever told opens the door just enough to know there is more. Enter in and understand the ‘why’ of this mystery.

Like the apostles, we have questions. What’s next? What do we do? Where are we going? The worst is if we don’t even ask anything about this fundamental miracle of our faith. But we continuously seek an answer. What is Christ saying to us?

Christ may not be walking into our church or our lives in a long cloak and wearing sandals, but he is here. Come on in and enter this world of possibilities.

Prayer:

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night, my heart instructs me. (Psalm 16:7)

 

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