Meditations - Thoughts on Divine Mercy
Our Lord Speaks:
“My child, do you fear the God of mercy? My holiness (80) does not prevent Me from being merciful. Behold, for you I have established a throne of mercy on earth - the tabernacle - and from this throne I desire to enter into your heart. I am not surrounded by a retinue of guards. You can come to Me at any moment, at any time; I want to speak to you and desire to grant you grace.”
Help us penetrate the veil Faustina, so we can better understand the Eucharist.
The Eucharist is alive. If a stranger was to come and watch us receive the Eucharist, would the stranger know that? Our Lord told Faustina: “Oh how painful it is to Me that souls so seldom unite themselves to Me in Holy Communion. I wait for souls and they are indifferent toward Me. I love them tenderly and sincerely and they distrust Me. I want to lavish my graces on them and they do not want to accept them. They treat Me as a dead object where as My heart is full of love and mercy.” (Diary 1447)
Christ in the Eucharist
The church teaches that the Eucharist is the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ, and that means the entire God Head, Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Together and always the church says we are to reverence unity in the trinity and trinity in the unity. What do we think when the Mass begins? Jesus checks His watch and says, “See you Dad, see you Holy Spirit, see you Mom. I have to get to Mass for the sacrifice now. I have to get in the Eucharist.” Isnít this silly? The church teaches Christ is present both in the Eucharist and in Heaven at the same time. Saint Faustina writes, “Once after Holy Communion, I heard these words: ‘You are our dwelling place.’ At that moment, I felt the presence of the Holy Trinity, Father, Son, Holy Spirit. I was the temple of God, child of the Father. I cannot explain all this but my spirit understands all this. I knew more distinctly than ever that the divine persons; the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are one. My soul is in communion with these Three.” (Diary 451) So when we enter into communion, we enter into the full Trinity.
There is only one Mass
There is only one liturgy. Christ is the only high priest and all other priests share in the priesthood of Christ. The laity, in a different way, share in the one priesthood of Christ, but Christ is always the high priest. Christ is eternally in heaven interceding at the right hand of the Father, worshiped by all the angels and saints. Only in eternity will we understand how awesome the Mass really is.
Doing more than just receiving Communion
We need to do something more than just receive Communion. We must become Communion. We must enter into Communion with God. When we receive, we live in Him and He lives in us. “Anyone who eats My flesh and drinks My blood, remains in Me and I in him.” (John: 6:56)
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