My Daily Eucharist - Reflection for March 23, 2023

Sacrifice is necessary in our lives if we want to realize the tenderness of God's love. Sacrifice is his love in action. God sent Jesus to teach us this love. And you will find out in your own life. Have you ever experienced the joy of loving? Have you ever shared something with the sick, with the lonely, together making something beautiful for God. This is something that has to come from within us. That is why Jesus made himself the Bread of Life–to create that in our life. If it is not there it is good to examine our heart: is our heart clean? Jesus said: "Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God." Now unless we see God in each other we cannot love each other. And so it is important for us to have a clean heart. With a clean heart we will be able to be only all for Jesus and to give Jesus to others. That is why Jesus made himself the Bread of Life. That is why he is there twenty-four hours. That is why he is longing for you and for me to share the joy of loving. And he says: "As I have loved you." If I can give you any advice, I beg you to get closer to the Eucharist and to Jesus... We must pray to Jesus to give us that tenderness of the Eucharist. Parish priest, ask your people to have adoration in your churches wherever you can. Make it even once a week, so that the tenderness of love may grow in your heart to share it with others... The cross is the proof that he loved us and the Tabernacle is the proof that he loves us now with tender compassion.

International Eucharistic Congress, Nairobi, 1985
Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Reprinted with permission from Witness Ministries, a lay apostolate dedicated to renewing appreciation for the Mass as the greatest gift which God has given to His beloved spouse, the Church. Their mission is to show how, in the Eucharistic Liturgy, Jesus renews and transforms us–and the world–in His life and love. Their published titles include:

· My Daily Eucharist
· My Daily Eucharist II
· The Mass
· Eucharist God Among Us
· Feast of Faith
· Dying to Live

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