Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thoughts on Grace: Sabbath Moments Meme

Thoughts on Grace: Sabbath Moments Meme

I am joining Colleen once again for her Sabbath Moments Meme. This meme is a reminder for me to focus on God and to live in the present. Or as Colleen puts it: to be still and rest in God. I have had many Sabbath Moments this week. The other day, after Mass, I was driving in my car and passed a restaurant. On a billboard in front of it was posted, " YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!"  I could barely drive home as this thought resonated throughout my being. You are what you eat. No wonder Holy Communion is the greatest treasure of the Church. We receive the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ! Jesus comes into our hearts and transforms us .....we become like Him. We consume Him and He utterly consumes us in the fire of His Love.

"If you have received worthily, you are what you have received."    St. Augustine

Our Lord does not come down from heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to Him - the heaven of our souls, created in his image, the living temples of the adorable Trinity."      St. Therese

Yesterday, I posted about New Age spirituality. I decided to post about the Eucharist today because it points to a Christ- centered spirituality  versus an I- centered  spirituality. The difference between the two is infinite.

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Sabbath moment! I have always loved that quote from St Augustine. To be reminded of it by that sign must be a nudge from God! A beautiful reminder of what it means to receive the Eucharist. Thanks for participating again this week! God bless.

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  2. Mary, forgot to wish you a happy birthday! And I assume that Michaela is your daughter? She gave a great sabbath moment herself. God bless!

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  3. Great post-thanks for sharing this.That is a tremendous thought- the Eucharist; we are what we receive. Hopefully every reception makes me more like Him.

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  4. WOW!!!!!!!! What a wonderful Sabbath Moment!!!
    I will be thinking of that all the way home from Mass tomorrow Mary! THANKS!

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  5. Speaking of Sabbath Moments, there is a lady at my Church who passes out when she receives communion. The priest gives it to her seated so that she won't get hurt. This always makes me smile:)

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  6. "You are what you eat"-love that! Knowing the tremendous power that the Eucharist has to change me makes me want to be more reverent and prepared than ever, each time I receive Him.

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  7. What a wonderful quote from our dear sister Therese!
    I have enjoyed very much your last 3 entries. Keep 'em coming :¬)
    Mrs.P xx
    ps: how do I join in with the Sabbath Moments Meme?

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  8. Mrs. Pogle,
    Thank you for your comments:) About the meme: If you click on the link near the top of my post it will take you to Colleen's site and it explains how to take part in this meme. She is a lovely lady and if you have any questions about it she will definitely help you. She explained it to me. I will tell her that you were asking about her meme. I hope you will join us :)

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  9. You made me smile with the wonderful feeling of Joy and love as you posted ' No wonder Holy Communion is the greatest treasure of the Church. We receive the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ! Jesus comes into our hearts and transforms us .....'
    Thank you

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  10. Hi Mary,

    Colleen has contacted me on my blog, so I hope to be posting my own Sabbath Moment this week!

    Thanks for your help :¬)
    Mrs.P xx

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