Thought of the Day February 8, 2017

By 10:40 AM

“As two pieces of wax fused together make one, so he who receives Holy Communion is so
united with Christ that Christ is in him and he is in Christ” (St. Cyril of Alexandria). What a
mystery! The Son of God and a struggling sinner united in the sharing of his divine life. This is true because of God's grace and mercy. In Baptism God, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, united my human life, a gift, with his divine life, a greater gift. But because of the Law of sin within me, I separate myself from that divine life. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation Jesus reunites me with his divine life once more. It is in this shared life, which I do not deserve, that Jesus deepens in our time of intimate Eucharistic union. He draws me into this deeper intimacy so that I will desire him above all things which could separate me from him. As we live consciously in this union, we will make the choices that will never separate me from him again. That is why many of the Saints longed for the Eucharist.

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