Thursday, April 9, 2015

Two-pronged Christ! (Easter Thursday) is I myself.  Touch me and see... Luke 24:39a

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"Those who are called to recognize the risen Jesus do so by following the same two-pronged path:  by the sacrament of Jesus' Body and that of His Word, touching Jesus' Body and understanding the Scriptures.  These two sacraments, in a mysterious way, contain the risen One and at the same time in every Eucharist make Him present to all who believe.

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How could we ever believe if Jesus Himself did not take the initiative to make it happen?  How would we recognize Jesus in the sacrament of His Body and Blood if He Himself did not invite us to do this and if He did not tenderly wound our heart at the moment we receive Him?  How would we find the risen One in His Word if He Himself did not open our mind and set our heart on fire every time He spoke to us through Scriptures?  In our own heart, which leaps up with joy, we recognize Jesus, the Jesus Who is risen and still lives, even in our midst."

Dom Andre Louf (+2010)
Abbot - 35 years  - Cistercian monastery
of Mont-des-Cats, France

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