Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Our Model: in welcoming, in sharing

"In the mystery of the Annunciation and the Visitation, Mary is the very model of the life we should lead. First of all, she welcomed Jesus in her existence; then, she shared what she had received.

Every time we receive Holy Communion, Jesus the Word becomes flesh in our life -- gift of God who is at one and the same time beautiful, kind, unique.

Thus, the first Eucharist was such: Mary's offering of her Son in her, in whom He had set up the first altar. Mary, the only one who could affirm with absolute confidence, 'this is my body,' from that first moment offered her own body, her strength, all her being, to form the Body of Christ."

Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta


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