Thought of the Day June 27, 2024 Union with God

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“He who receives Communion is made holy and Divinized in soul and body in the same way that water, set over a fire, becomes boiling... Communion works like yeast that has been mixed into dough so that it leavens the whole mass; ...Just as by melting two candles together you get one piece of wax, so, I think, one who receives the Flesh and Blood of Jesus is fused together with Him by this Communion, and the soul finds that he is in Christ and Christ is in him.” St. Cyril of Alexandria


This is a mystery of our faith. That is why we call it Communion. By God’s power and our receiving of the Body and Blood of Jesus in faith we become one with God and God with us. As St. Paul expressed it: “I live; yet now, it is not I, but truly Christ, who lives in me.” (Gal 2:20) We worship in awe and thanksgiving the real presence of God in this broken vessel. Unworthy as a struggling sinner, but made worthy by calling and grace, we surrender to the plan of God, by which we have a foretaste of the heavenly banquet.


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