I really want this to be quick and simple, and I realize that’s the best way to keep it in general, because someone contacted me for Confession shortly before this meeting when I planned to prepare something.
I received a text today.
It was a quote from St. Peter Julian Eymard.
This is the quote:
Until we have a passionate love for our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament, we shall accomplish nothing.
Because every grace we need to accomplish that which we’re called to in our lives, comes from Him.
At my last assignment, up in Alturas, I remember I got there, and I was facing certain issues. I was stressed out. I had just been named the Pastor, and there were some significant problems in the parish.
A buddy of mine called me on the phone, a priest in another Diocese. He could tell right away that I was worried. He said, “tell me what’s going on”. I started telling him all the problems. I said, “Gosh, what do you think I should do?”
He said, “Man, have you prayed about it?” I said, “Oh my goodness, that’s a great idea!” Now, here’s the Lord, in my church, about ten feet away from my room. He has all the answers every question that we have. Outside of Mass we should be turning to Him.
Every single one of us outside of Sunday Mass should be spending some time every week with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
Until we have a passionate love for our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, we shall accomplish nothing.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.