Sunday, June 17, 2012

One with Jesus

"In ...communion, we are invited to become one with Jesus, to become ourselves, a 'Eucharist.' When we receive the Body of Christ in faith, we begin to walk with Him and in Him. St. Irenaeus wrote, "Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking" (St. Irenaeus Adv. Haeres).

 As Jesus gave Himself to humanity, we too have to give our time and talents to the service of others, by our charity, collaboration and solidarity. Be proud of our Catholic Church, the pioneer in serving the poor, the needy and the sick, with institutions, hospitals, clinics and social services spread across continents throughout the world, even before the creation of states."

Archbishop Fouad Twal
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem
Excerpt from Homily -
Feast of the Sacred Heart, 6/15/12
International Eucharistic Congress, Dublin


Blessed John Paul II, in a March 19, 1981 homily, asked, “Where, dear father, will you be able to draw the energy necessary to assume in various circumstances the right attitude that your children, even without knowing it, expect from you?”  He strongly advised against smothering their spontaneity or abandoning them to a state of insecurity or loneliness. St. Joseph is the answer to this,” he proclaimed.

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