March 21, 2007


I was thinking yesterday of one of those great moments in what God has revealed to me. When I was first in the Church I used to wonder strongly over the Eucharist--of how bread and wine could become the Body and Blood of the Lord. I was punching at the cloud of the mystery, as the author of the Cloud might say.

Then one day when I was on retreat and sitting before the Blessed Sacrament, the opposite (and to my more beautiful) side of the mystery suddenly came to me: instead of reflecting on how the bread could become the Son of God, I began to wonder at how the glorious and almighty God was willing to become our bread.

Later on I found this same meditation in Francis's Letter to the Entire Order:
O sublime humility
O humble sublimity
That the Lord of the universe,
God and the Son of God,
so humbles Himself that for our salvation
he hides Himself under the little form of bread!


Hidden One said...

This Francis guy - I'm really starting to like him. So wise - Godwise, not worldwise. Good rolemodel.

Charles of New Haven said...

You can't go wrong with Francis, brother!