By: Eric Gajewski
Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord.  But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice.  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11: 27-29
On this Holy Thursday let us reflect adequately enough in order to understand fully how painful it is to the Sacred Heart when we eat of Him unworthily. Let us make sure we are getting to Mass early enough to reflect on His goodness; let us make sure we are spending sometime therein after Mass to both thank Him and make that firm resolution to avoid all sin. Please God or please the self and the world? There are still so many who schedule Mass around there other affairs! As if the Body and Blood of Our Lord is not the central focus of our hearts. Where have hearts gone? The world and affairs not centered around our very Life itself?
The poor Protestants do not eat of Our Lord, of which, the Word says, they shall not have everlasting life (in rebellion). We eat not only because we need Him but we eat because we know this pleases Him. We come as eagles gathering around His Body ready to eat that which is alive! The poor heretics, these sparrows, can only eat that which is dead for they are inwardly dead (objectively speaking). What a wonderful grace and blessing it is to eat of Him who helps us to grow in Selfless Love. Therefore those who stay close to this Sacrament stay near to His Heart and thus shalst not remain stagnant in the interior life.
Yea, there are still many who slumber. They arrive late to Mass and leave early frequently. They center their day around affairs rather than Christ Himself. We eat, drink and breathe on the account of His blessings and graces and yet we push him off to a far corner in our hearts and minds. We do not take time e out daily in silence and solitude to greet Him let alone on days we are preparing to eat of Him. We make excuse after excuse and expect Him to call us “friend”? Let us consider more deeply this Holy Thursday that He is the center of our very existence and that He calls us daily to a more intimate knowledge of this Heart at Mass. Are you attentive to His desires or is it all about you? Do you try to win the lost for Christ? Do you suffer in union with His Heart for conversions? Or are you watching the clock at Mass because your day is already preoccupied with things other than Christ? Saints are those who had a past and had skeleton’s in the closet. Yet, saints are sinners who over time learned to break wholly free of the self and to keep this self locked in the closet. Where the Body is so too shalst the eagles gather. Let us keep our nest’s free of any clutter that might prohibit our bringing home of His flesh, amen
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