Monday, August 3, 2009

Go to the good Lord very simply, like a small child

"[I]n the Blessed Sacrament Our Lord Himself is the light which manifests Him as our model and reveals His beauties to us. He is Himself His light, His means of being known, just as the sun is itself its own proof. To make Himself known, He has only to show Himself. Recognition of Him need not come from its being reasoned out. A child does not have to discourse with himself to recognize his parents. Our Lord reveals Himself through His presence, just as parents do. But as we grow to know His voice better and as our hearts become more sympathetic to Him in emptying themselves of what is not him, our Lord manifests Himself in a clearer and more intimate manner, which only those know who love Him. He gives the soul a divine conviction which overshadows the light of human reason. Look at Magdalen,: one word from Jesus and she recognizes Him. He acts the same way in the Blessed Sacrament: He says one word only, but it rings in our very hearts: 'It is I!....' We sense His Presence; we believe in it more firmly than if we were to see Him with bodily eyes."

"Go to the good Lord very simply, with the surrender of a small child. Tell the good Lord what you are thinking, what you want, what is upsetting you. Oh! How happy we become when we discover this interior conversation with our Lord. We carry our treasure [with us] everywhere. He becomes the center of our heart and life."

From the writings of St Peter Julian Eymard. Today we celebrate his memorial.


Anonymous said...

Dear Sister: Thank You for the sweet picture of Our Lord and the Tabernacle. The text for today is also very moving and speaks volumes to the soul. I needed to read this this evening.

I continue to keep you and your intentions in my humble prayers. Jesus and Our Lady Keep you!
John K.

Anne said...

Sister, I also love this picture, it's beautiful! Thank you for this lovely post!