We Are Witness to Lord's rise
Third Sunday of Easter
Today I will transmit love for Christ in the Eucharist to someone who is close to me.pick a person to pray for and to talk about my faith with.
by Father Paul Campbell, LC | Source: Catholic.net
Lord, I believe that you are present here and now as I turn to you in prayer. I trust and have confidence in your desire to give me every grace I need to receive today. Thank you for your love, thank you for your immense generosity toward me. I give you my life and my love in return. Lord I believe in you. I believe that you are with me as life of my soul. I place all of my trust in you, for without you I can do nothing. I love you. Help me to be free of anything that would keep me from giving you all of my heart, energy, strength and time. Help me to love you in everything I do. Help me to see you in everyone I meet.
Lord, increase my faith in your presence in the Eucharist and in my life.
1. Jesus Is Known in Breaking the Bread:
This passage follows Christ’s encounter with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. They returned to Jerusalem and reported to the other disciples what they had seen in the Breaking of the Bread – the name the early Church gave to the Eucharist celebration. Luke was not simply recording an apparition of the Risen Lord, but he was also teaching that this same Lord is present in the Eucharist. Jesus loves us, as he revealed so clearly on Calvary. He wants to forgive us our sins and give us eternal life. Not satisfied with the gift of himself on Calvary, he desires to continue giving himself to us and to remain with us always. The Eucharist is a sign of his tremendous love. It is the source and summit of our spiritual life. It is a mystery that we need to meditate upon daily and to experience as frequently as possible in our lives.
2. I Give preace to you:
Jesus promised his disciples peace: “Peace I give you.” (John 14:27). He would give them his peace – a peace not of this world. If we are convinced of his love, what have we to fear? If we are convinced that he is with us, why be anxious about anything? So he asks his disciples, “Why are you troubled?” They were witnesses to his love on the cross and the glory of his resurrection. They were witnesses to his power and his goodness. If God is for us, who can be against us? Am Ire we troubled? What weighs on my our heart and mind? What robs me us of my our sleep and peace? We need to give it to Jesus. We need to remind ourselves of his love and presence and his gift of peace. As often as worries assail us, we need to go to Jesus and meditate on these things. The truths of our faith need to become deep convictions that form our heart, mind and desires. This process passes through prayer and meditation. We need to go over the truths of our faith again and again in his presence until they become second nature to us, where we think and act spontaneously from the perspective of a profound faith.
3. You Are Witness:
Jesus still needs witnesses today. How many people don’t know him? How many people don’t know of his love and are still burdened by sin? We who have received the gift of faith have an obligation to share it with others. The world needs witnesses. The world needs to see lives transformed by grace, coherent Catholics who live the faith they profess. We also need to witness to the transforming power of Christ in the Eucharist. Do I bring my family and friends closer to Our Lord in the Eucharist?
Conversation with Christ:
Lord, I place my worries in your hands. Help me to keep trusting in your providence. Be with me today and help me to live what I believe. I know you are with me, but I have a hard time sharing my faith with others. Give me the courage I need to speak of you and your love. I know that they need you; give me the prudence to know what to do and what to say.
Today I will transmit love for Christ in the Eucharist to someone who is close to me. Pick a person to pray for and to talk about my faith with.
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