you give us your life even before we understand.
Receive the offerings we bring in love,
and free us from sin.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.
“We give thanks to the Father who has made it possible for you to join the saints and with them to inherit the light.” Colossians 1:12-20
For the Lord to reign in our hearts we need to be pure and humble and consciously choose life with Him.
We are identified with Christ on the Cross. We become co-redeemers sharing in Christ’s Cross.
“When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to myself says the Lord.” John 12:32
“So we have confirmation of what was said in prophecies; and you will be right to depend on prophecy and take it as a lamp for lighting a way through the dark until the dawn comes and the morning star rises in your minds.” 2 Peter 1: 16-19
“See this heart that has loved men so much and has spared itself nothing until it has exhausted itself and consumed itself in order to show them its love. I receive in return scarcely anything but ingratitude because of their irreverence and sacrileges, and because of the coldness and disdain they show towards Me in this sacrament of love. But what hurts me still more is that it is hearts who are consecrated to me who treat me thus. This is why I ask you that on the first Friday after the octave of the Most Holy Sacrament a special feast may be dedicated to the honor of my Heart by receiving Communion on that day and making reparation with some kind of atonement…” Our Lord to Saint Mary Alacoque, 1675
“I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 13:34), is progress from the old command: “love your neighbor as you love yourself” (Leviticus 12:31). We have to identify with the Lord to fulfill the command — a stumbling block for Jews and some Christians.
“Happy are they who have kept the word with a generous heart, and yield a harvest through perseverance.” Luke 8:15
“My heart has prompted me to seek your face; I seek it, Lord; do not hide from me.” Ps 26: 8-9
“Almighty and merciful God,
you break the power of evil
and make all things new
in your Son Jesus Christ, the King of the universe.
May all on heaven and earth acclaim your glory
and never cease to praise you.”
Near to where the Bishop stopped during a Corpus Christi procession in Queens, NY today, an empty can offered an apt reminder of the state of affairs (emptiness) that exists in the United States today — after years of widespread untruthfullness.
American leaders have long considered the American epoch to be a ‘new era’ based on a new order, often times at odds with the New Covenant. When people say: “I am King” the result is sin and nothingness. This feast is a time to re-commit oneself to the New Covenant and Our Lord’s invitation to live sacramentally in Communion with the Father, through the Son (true King) in the Spirit. Only then can we participate in the fullness of life, and be a new creation.
The Church’s teaching on Communion—in truth and charity, is the best hope for society, but it first has to be put into practice and realized by Catholics.
“Let us sing to the Love of loves,
Let us sing to the Lord:
Behold our God is here;
O Come, let us adore Christ our Redeemer…”