Friday, April 23, 2021

Life: heart-whole, mind-whole...

Jesus said to him:  Thou shalt love the Lord thy God 
with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, 
and with thy whole mind.  - Matt 22:37

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"There is something to be done on our side.  
The wheat must be ground into bread, 
the wine must be pressed out of the grape, 
before we can give our Lord the opportunity 
to work His miracle of Transubstantiation.  

The offertory first, 
man stretching out his hands to God; 
then the consecration, 
God accepting and transforming man's gift. 

We must come to meet Him, 
come to meet Him early in the morning, 
when sleep has smoothed away for us the 
memories of yesterday, and no cares have yet 
assailed us to disturb the equilibrium of our lives.  

We must hand over the direction of our lives to Him
if we are to know what it means to live an ordered life
heart-whole and mind-whole in a world like ours.  

Then we can go to Communion."

From The Window in the Wall, Reflections on the Holy Eucharist
by Ronald Knox (Sheed & Ward: 1956) - pg 51-52.

Today also remembering...
Feast Days
April 23
St George, pray for us!
(one of the 14 Holy Helpers)
St Adalbert, pray for us!

ALSO:  Begin Novena to St Joseph TODAY
Feast Day:  May 1 (Patron of Workers)

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