Thought of the Day July 11, 2018 Awe before the Lord

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Our second response to the Lord's presence is reverential awe and worship before the Eucharistic presence of Jesus, after receiving him in Communion and later during Eucharistic Exposition.  What an awesome privilege it is for a struggling sinner, which each of us is, to have intimate union with Jesus.  In the words we say before Communion: “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you.” Why? Because God, who is bigger than anything I could imagine chooses to humble himself and share himself with me, who is nothing in comparison.  All I can do is adore the living God.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church expresses adoration this way. “To adore God is to acknowledge, in respect and absolute submission, the ‘nothingness of the creature’ who would not exist but for God. To adore God is to praise and exalt him and to humble oneself, as Mary did in the Magnificat, confessing with gratitude that he has done great things and holy is his name. The worship of the one God sets man free from turning in on himself, from the slavery of sin and  the idolatry of the world.” (#2097) (To be continued)

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