Saturday, August 22, 2009

Feast of Corpus Christi

"Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the kingdom where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen." (Mass Prayer on the feast of Corpus Christi)

The Eucharist is the memorial of Christ's suffering and death. The Eucharist celebrates our redemption. The Eucharist celebrates Christ's real presence with us in His Body and Blood.

Jesus Christ is everyday inviting everyone to come to the Eucharist. "Come and eat bread without money." The more we respond to this invitation, the more we experience the salvation Jesus Christ won for us.

The Eucharist brings us immense peace. Do you lack peace of soul? Then go often to the Eucharist. The Prince of Peace is waiting to immerse you in peace.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Eucharist and the Abundant Life

"The Lord fed his people with the finest wheat and honey; their hunger was satisfied." (Psalm 81: 17)

The Eucharist is "the finest wheat and honey."

The Eucharist completely satisfies our hunger for the abundant life. "I have come that they may have life and have it to the full."

Thursday, August 20, 2009


"In truth I tell you, this poor widow has put more in than all who have contributed to the treasury; for they have all put in money they could spare, but she in her poverty has put in everything she possessed, all she had to live on."

This poor widow shows great faith. She understands that all things belong to God. She knew something else: No one can outdo God in generosity.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Constant Praise

"Then Raphael took them both aside and said, 'Bless God, utter his praise before all the living for all the favor he has shown you." (Tobit 12: 6)

God deserves constant praise and thanks. He renews His favors every day. Without faith, it is impossible to appropriate God's promises. Faith gives us access to God's promise of:

  • Peace
  • Pardon
  • Power
  • Protection
  • Provision
  • Purpose

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Delighting in the Word of God

"And the large crowd was listening to him with delight." (Mark 12: 37)

Jesus Christ was not just a great teacher but He also had great communications skills. He must have been witty in the way He narrated the parables in particular and His teachings in general.

Do we listen to the Gospel with delight? The seed that fell on good and fertile soil produced much harvest.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Joys and Trials

"I can see you, my son, the light of my eyes." (Tobit 11: 14)

God afflicted Tobit with blindness for a short time to try his faith. Tobit like job was steadfast in faith during his period of trial. God healed him of his blindness.

"For, having afflicted me, he has had pity on me and now I see my son Tobias." (Tobit 11:15)

Lord, your providential designs for my life encompass joys and trials. Help me during the period of trials to call upon you and to trust you completely.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Eucharist and the Power to Endure

"Lord, at this celebration of the triumph of your martyrs, we have received the sacraments which helped them endure their sufferings. In the midst of our own hardships may this Eucharist keep us steadfast in faith and love…." (Prayer in Mass)

The Eucharist helps us to endure suffering. The Eucharist helps to keep us steadfast in faith and love.