Is Christ the king of your life? Time? Thoughts? Actions? Money? Family?
What rules when it comes to deciding how you are going to live your life?
Your desires? Ambitions? Dreams? Or Jesus, the King of the Universe?
All of these questions are really beneficial to ask ourselves. Where do we go to find the right answer to these questions?
Look no farther than Jesus in the Eucharist. That is where we need to go. Jesus in the blessed sacrament, our King, will help us re-order our hearts and minds to be able to live for Him and nothing else.
On this Eucharistic Devotions weekend, I would like to share one of my favorite quotes on the Eucharist. It comes from Pope Francis in the Joy of the Gospel: “The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of the sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.”
If the Eucharist is medicine and nourishment, then as we approach the Lord in the Eucharist, we need to give him permission to be the medicine in our lives by making us better people. I remember being a little kid and when I was sick my parents would make me take a spoon full of penicillin or Cod liver oil or whatever the doctor prescribed. I would run away and resist. But when I finally surrendered to it, I actually got better. We are weak, sick sinners in need of medicine and nourishment. Fight no longer. Surrender to Jesus, receive Him and let Him make you whole again and again and again.
Just a last minute invite to come to the close of Eucharistic devotions this weekend, November 20 at 6:30pm. No longer resist Him or run away from Him. Approach Him with the great anticipation that he will make all things new.
Thank you Jesus, our King,
Ps. Check out the Advent Calendar. Mark Tuesday, November 29 @ 7:00pm as Fr. Bline will join the RCIA candidates and the choir in the Church as he will offer an Advent Evening of Reflection. All are welcome. Also, mark Thursday, December 15 @ 7:00 as an Evening of Healing for the parish community. More to come next week. Peace!