Thought of the Day July 16, 2018 How do we respond?

By 9:58 AM

When God gives himself to us in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, he expects that our response to him would be a desire and a decision to live in union with him more and more and to turn away from the life of sin more and more.  How does that transformation take place?  Romans 12:2: “Be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.”

When we begin to seek the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect, we will begin to see our life being transformed. Or as Paul says in 2 Corinthians: “All of us, gazing with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, (will be) transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord who is the Spirit” (3:18).

Like the two disciples on the way to Emmaus, we need to listen to the word of God and share in the Eucharistic sacrifice and banquet.  Then like them our hearts will burn within us as we recognize the Lord in the breaking of the bread and receive him as the Bread of Life.

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