Week Of July 14th

Week Of July 14th

Consider how great is the honor you have been granted; consider how awesome is the table you enjoy.
What even angels cannot see without trembling, what
they dare not look upon because of its shimmering
brightness———that we are fed by; that we are joined
to, making us one body and one flesh with Christ…..
Through these mysteries, Christ joins himself to each
one of the faithful. Those he begets [in baptism] , he
nourishes with his own bodily being……proving to
you once more that he has taken on your very flesh.
Let us not grow blasé about being counted worthy of
so much love and honor. Haven’t you ever noticed
how eagerly a baby seizes its mother’s breast, how
ravenously it presses its lips to its mother? With the
same eagerness, we ought to approach this table and
the spiritual cup. Or rather, with even greater enthusiasm, like babies at the breast, let us draw out the
Spirit’s grace.

John Chrysostom

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