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Eucharist & Unity in God – Division in Man

Fr. Walter Quinn, OSA
Priest Associate, Priests for Life

February 13, 1998
   
 

MK 8:1-10                                                                                                               SAM   8:30AM

                           SAM = St Augustine Monastery,   Nova Scotia,     Canada

WHEN  OUR BLESSED LORD worked the Miracle of the Loaves & Fishes that we hear about in today’s Gospel...a miracle He worked twice on 2 different occasions.....it almost seems as if Our Lord is again facing the very same problem of..... people who have EARS but do not understand...and EYES but do not SEE.

CHRIST NOURISHES all mankind through His...DIVINE WORD....but most especially through His Body & Blood in the HOLY EUCHARIST.  Our GRACE, STRENGTH, POWER & ABILITY...our very LIFE are all FOUND in the Eucharist.      The Holy Eucharist is far more than a SYMBOL  IT IS IN REALITY Christ’s own Body & Blood, Soul & Divinity.  This is WHY St Paul is able to say...”in Him we live, Move & have our being.”  

THE UNION of all mankind with God in Heaven...the UNITY of EVERY Human....will be merged into, subordinated to, Identified with, & disolved in  the DIVINE WILL...is the LEVEL of UNITY for which Christ underwent His Passion, Death & Resurrection.     This is WHY Scripture  says ....”God wills all men to be saved & to come to the knowledge of truth.”   In this context...the word “ALL” means EVERYBODY without exception!

Now DIVISION is the direct opposite of the UNITY for which Christ died.  It is NOT God but MAN  who is the..... CAUSE & EFFECT of the DIVISION which SEPARATES us...or Divides us from God. We specifically here refer to SIN in any form...large or small which separates us from God 

IT’S A SHAME that man seems to forget, or reflect upon what has gone before in History.  He  seems to keep COMMITING the same old....SINS & MISTAKES...over & over again.  GOD is truly patient, kind, beneficent, merciful & forgiving.  It is WE HUMANS who need His Kindness ...& Direction...& to seek God constantly!           

 WE CAN CONCLUDE that it is...Man & Woman...Boy & Girl...Young & Old....and ALL Clergy, Religious & Laity who somehow must work every day to...preserve, restore, maintain,  & promote this UNITY of Faith, Rule & Worship.  If we do this then we shall have the PEACE of a G

-*OOD CONSCIENCE that flows into a Soul at PEACE....with the GRACE & TRUTH of God that SHOULD be!

THIS AN AWESOME RESPONSIBILITY, but NOT impossible...if Life is lived within the bounds of Christ’s teachings.....by GROWING in Grace.....& AVOIDING Vice in all forms.  This STRUGGLE is easier if we truly Obey God’s Commandment to......Love God & Neighbor.     We will find the NOURISHMENT we need to keep drawing closer to Christ each day by......receiving the Eucharist.  Our growth in GRACE & CLOSENESS .....to ALL that which is GOODNESS  ITSELF......

.namely GOD, propels us more quickly.... than any other means:.....

 

-             ...BY RECEIVING OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF IN HOLY COMMUNION    

        THIS PLEASES GOD VERY MUCH...&... IT SHOULD BE OUR GREATEST JOY....

   
 
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