Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Through the Cross and in the Eucharist is our Hope

As I sat today working a thought came to mind I wanted to share with others: "If all the world would only for one moment glorify the Blessed Sacrament together then how great a moment for our world that would be as it is through this very Eucharist that all of our deficiencies become our perfections."

With today being the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, I feel this is very appropriate. What does this say to you and how does it relate to your life in a practical way? "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And whosoever shall follow this rule, peace on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man be troublesome to me; for I bear the marks of the Lord Jesus in my body. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen. " (Galatians 6:14-18, Douay Rheims)

For me this conveys an image of the Resurrection. Our Lord stands before us in His glory and calls to us as he called to Lazarus "Rise". Only if we take up our crosses and unite them to God through our offerings can we be part of the Resurrection. In baptism we all do become part of the Body of Christ and we must live our life everyday as if tomorrow Christ was to come and judge us then. I ask myself: "Would I be ready?"

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