March 06, 2012



This week I've been thinking about the wonder of this communion meal that Christ left us, that we might remember Him.  It is a gift of love and such a triumphant gift!

It reminds us that God so loved the world that He gave ... His only Son.

It reminds us of the love that carried Jesus to the cross, out of the grave, and triumphantly into heaven.

We eat, drink, and remember - love, victory, and triumph over sin, death, and every work of the enemy.

This is powerful in every way, it fills us and reminds us that His love has great power and that He is indeed LOVE.

Today I came across a related thought from Thomas Merton that is worth holding in the heart when beholding the wonder of what the Lord has done for us as we walk through these days leading to the remembrance of Jesus' death and resurrection.

"I who am without love cannot become love unless Love identifies me with Himself.  But if He sends His own Love, Himself, to act and love in me and in all that I do, then I shall be transformed, I shall discover who I am and shall possess my true identity by losing myself in Him."

Thomas Merton "New Seeds of Contemplation"