Monday, November 24, 2014

Let your heart be a living tabernacle

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Daughters, always seek to prepare yourselves to receive the Lord with a pure heart and let the sentiments of love touch all that you do throughout the day.  Become a living tabernacle for your Beloved and in the trials and difficulties of the day allow yourselves to rest upon the bosom of your heavenly Spouse.

I exhort you, though you live in the world, to communicate often, but with piety. Holy Communion is the most efficacious means of uniting one's self to God. Always prepare yourself well for this sacred banquet. Have a very pure heart, and watch over your tongue, for it is on the tongue that the Sacred Host is laid. Carry Our Lord home with you after your thanksgiving, and let your heart be a living tabernacle for Jesus. Visit Him often in this interior tabernacle, offering Him your homage, and the sentiments of gratitude with which divine love will inspire.

Preserve carefully the sentiments of love with which you are filled after Communion. You could not love Jesus if you did not possess the living source of holy and pure love, namely, the Holy Spirit. Our divine Redeemer said,
" He that believeth in Me, out of his belly shall flow streams of living water." (John vii. 38.)
This He said of the spirit which they should receive who believed in Him. Therefore, when God enkindles in you the flames of divine love, holy, pure, and without stain, let yourself disappear in the infinite Good, and, like an infant, sleep the sleep of faith and love in the bosom of your heavenly Spouse.

St. Paul of the Cross