All Conversations in My Heart
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
  The Holy Eucharist is Love and Charity:-
Love is love and for many, both inside and certainly outside the Church. They are the feelings born and nurtured in our sensual will where all the warm fuzzies congregate calling us down into the woeful abyss. They are the feelings in our bowels, the lowest passions, called such by the Church fathers and are those same feelings of which the Old Testament Hebrews knew and taught. But, Charity is the Law of Love that bonds us to Christ. It is a virtue called theological and will last us forever, if we are well disposed to and familiar with it. Charity is also the unity of love that is a sacrifice. Then when we find the Charity in the Eucharist, through our active dispositions and grace, it is for us a holy communion with Charity. This state can only exist and be present when we are correctly disposed to enter into a bond with the greatest act of Charity known to have been offered by a Man. It is written, “Greater Love has no man than He lay down His Life for another”.

How do we figure in that statement, we who are so imperfect? Can we really join in such a perfect sacrifice? It must be so, why would Christ have allowed Himself to be murdered by dreadful priests, Lawyers and conceited men who clung to power at such a dreadful cost of their souls and still say as they killed Him, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”. Therefore I claim the first part of our Charity, by obeying the Law of Love Jesus Himself, can be found in the Psalm 50 (Septuagint). “Holocausts give You no pleasure; a humbled, contrite heart is the sacrifice pleasing to God” What then would be a perfect holocaust? One cannot help but think, it is sacrificing our feelings to love as ourselves all those others we dislike and to ask for forgiveness for those who in their way persecute us, not disliking or blaming them for their behavior nor holding , in our hearts, enmity for them and for their actions. This must surely obtain Peace for us in our hearts

I truly will say that this offering of ourselves in Charity is more than the silly use of the word ‘looove’. A word stretched out and stressed in an exaggerated voice, by the pseudo holy ones. It is generous offering towards our neighbors and it is sacrificing our egos and not the abjection of ourselves demanded by others to their egos. It is true humility. In our small imperfect way, it is the action of Christ upon the Cross as dying for us His habitual use of Charity and Prayer did not desert Him. How could it? Charity is a habit in use perfected by prayer and practice just as Christ did.

Probably now as you think about what you have just read, it has come into your mind that if we have recriminations of any kind or reservations of any kind towards others and their behaviour etc towards us we should not go to be part of the Sacrifice, Sacrament of the Eucharist. Be not afraid because the Providential God has allowed for this. He gives us the Priest, the sacrificing minister on our behalf. This Man anointed (ordained) into the 'alter ego' of Jesus Christ. He is our mediator before God, the Church and our brothers and sisters. I mean he represents to us and for us Christ, His Mystical Body and our neighbor and when we go to him in the Sacrament of Penance he, our spiritual father as head of our parish and appointed by the Church, can therefore restore the bond of unity between God, the Church and neighbor? Consider this, sin we know is a triple separation, a breaking of the bond of unity, The three instances of this separation are from God, from the Church and from our brothers and sisters in Christ and in the confessional these separations are set aside.

Through the sacrament of Reparation and in no other way we have re-entered into the Grace that sanctifies and can take part in the unifying bond called the Eucharist

 




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