Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Carriers of His love

 Students from Roncalli HS (Indianapolis), pray after receiving Communion during Mass
before the annual March for Life on Jan. 24. Pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
filled the crypt church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
in Washington, D.C., for the Mass. (Photo by Alea Bowling)

"In those who have received Him in Holy Communion Christ
goes among whom He will, to whatever places He chooses to be in: 
With little children He goes into the schoolroom; with office-workers
to the office; with shop-assistants to the shop.  Everyone with whom
that communicant has even a passing contact during the day is
someone whom Christ wished to meet.  Not only priests, but doctors
and nurses and the servants and paper-sellers in hospitals take Him
to the sick and dying:  to patients who have forgotten God.  Not only
the military chaplain, but common soldiers take him into the barracks
and into battle.  In their comrades Christ marches side by side with
boys who have never been told about His love.  He walks in their
footsteps. ... It is because Christ wishes to be with them and has chosen
us to take Him to them.  He loves them; He sees the depths of
their loneliness:  He has plumbed it with His love."

Caryll Houselander
The Passion of the Infant Christ


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