Thought of the Day August 7, 2017 The Eucharist

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“Do not receive Christ in the Blessed Sacrament so that you may use him as you judge best, but give yourself to him and let him receive you in this Sacrament, so that he himself, God your savior, may do to you and through you whatever he wills.” (St. Cajetan)  In the Eucharist, we are assumed into Christ, even though we consume him. In this mysterious union, Jesus shares his divine life with us in a deeper way, so as to prepare us to share it eternally. We surrender to him in this union, so that we can be in his will throughout the day. We are his. We belong to him. Jesus gives himself to us so that we may give ourselves to him for his glory and honor. More than any other form of prayer, thanksgiving should be primary, along with adoration and praise. Petitions should be, in a sense, in passing. It is our time to be with him and for him and not the other way around.

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