Sunday, March 22, 2015

Beautiful enough


Dear Daughters of St. Philip Neri,

Nothing surpasses the beauty of Christ's love and knowing the sacrifices and desires of His Heart we must not withhold ourselves from Him; nor spurn that love for something that amounts to much less.  Let us not turn away from the privileged gift as if we feared He could not be enough for us.

"How many among the best Catholics never pay a visit of devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament to speak with Him from the heart, to tell Him their love! But if in spite of knowing Him and His love and the sacrifices and desires of His Heart, they still do not love Him, what an insult! Yes, an insult! For it amounts to telling Jesus Christ that He is not beautiful enough, not good enough, not lovable enough to be preferred to what they love." 

- St. Peter Julian Eymard, The Real Presence