Monday, September 28, 2020

What could it mean?...

 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, 
full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, 
glory as of the only Son from the father. - John 1:14

"A cloud of incense was rising on high;
the people suddenly all bowed low; what could it mean?

The truth flashed on him, fearfully yet sweetly;
it was the Blessed Sacrament - it was the Lord Incarnate
who was on the altar, who had come 
to visit and bless His people. 

It was the Great Presence, which makes a Catholic Church
different form every other place in the world, 
which makes it, as no other place can be - holy."

Saint John Henry Newman
Loss and Gain:  The Story of a Convert

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