Monday, June 15, 2009

Bread of Life

"[Christ] is present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. The hours of adoration before the Highest Good, and listening for the voice of the Eucharistic God, are simultaneously meditation on the law of the Lord and watching in prayer. But the highest level is reached when the law is deep within our hearts (Ps 40:8), when we are so united with the triune God, whose temple we are, that his Spirit rules all we do or omit"

"The Savior, knowing that we are and continue to be men who have daily to struggle with our weakness, aids our humanity in a manner truly divine. Just as our earthly body requires daily bread, so the divine life in us must be fed continually. This is the living bread which has come down from heaven. If we make it truly our daily food, the mystery of Christmas, the Incarnation of the Word, will be enacted again each day in us. And this, it seems to me, is the best way to remain in constant union with God, and to grow each day more securely and deeply into the Mystical Body of Christ." -- St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, ocd (Edith Stein)

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