“Do this in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24)
PRAISED BE JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT!
In the Eucharist God’s love is expressed; his mercy is manifested in the kenosis of his love expressed as donation, the constant offering of himself to the human being.
The love of God doesn’t have limits, does not come with strings attached, with conditions, requirements… On the contrary, His love is pure agape, given in total surrender and offered to all. But at the same time, God is a mystery, a great mystery hidden in the consecrated bread, the bread of life. Through this Bread, our soul is fed and is to transformed and sanctified.
Eucharist is the most precious oblation of love for the human being. When we are receiving Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, we are receiving his very own life in our very limited being; he is transforming our life transforming us in a tabernacle. Ah! If one could only fathom such great mystery… if only our intelligence would perceive the humble omnipotence of God and what He does in our souls when we receive Jesus… then we would live a Thanksgiving and love Him as He deserves.
The Eucharist is the mystery of love that transforms our human misery and makes us in the image and likeness of the Creator.
A Eucharist Mercedarian soul must live a constant oblation to God in contemplative prayer and in service to our brothers and sisters. It should be a soul that is living free, that overflows with joy, fullness of life, a living tabernacle. In other words it is a soul that witnesses the fullness of the presence of our beloved Jesus and therefore it is able to project God.
Pray for each one of us, Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, so we may show our love to Jesus in the Eucharist and live with plenitude each Eucharistic celebration as a meeting of our soul with that of the Beloved.
Sr. Maria Isabel, HMSS