January 15, 2019 3:00 pm
‘We Are God’s Own’
He who consecrates and those who are being consecrated all have one origin. Therefore, he is not ashamed to call them “brothers”…
– Hebrews 2:11
God became one of us. I hope this concept never loses its power for me. He came to us, from natural birth under the heart of a human woman, to death at the hands of human men. In this mystery of God’s shedding his blood on earth, and giving his flesh to be our food for the journey, we are lifted into his likeness.
Sometimes I like to sit in front of the Blessed Sacrament, especially in those times when I am running low on hope and it seems that all my efforts have been unsuccessful. I am always reminded, there in the presence of the consecrated bread, that what my efforts have failed to achieve, he gives to me freely. His blood, when I receive it, makes me a part of his family. He dips into our experience, that we might live as God’s own sons and daughters.
– Elizabeth Duffy