Just a happy little reminder that Jesus knows you and loves you! He died and rose for you, and now He is ready to give you your happiest Easter yet!
But how? you ask.
Well, let's just start with our sister Therese's brilliant one-two-three-four) punch.
1. Think of what you truly desire.
2. Ask Him for it in all simplicity
3. Follow your request with, "Are you not all-powerful?"
4. From there, it is all "Jesus I trust in You!"
I heard the most wonderful homily at the Easter Vigil last night. By God's mercy, I was at exactly the right Mass - yes, virtually, but hey, what consolation and solace to realize, as has been said often recently but is SO TRUE that it cannot be said enough: Even if we cannot, individually or collectively, go to Mass, the Mass is still happening! And Fr. Paul Raftery, OP, pointed out last night that Jesus doesn't want us to be afraid. Fear is a sign of some kind of alienation from Him - and He doesn't want any distance between us and Him, but simply to have us (as He told St. Faustina to spread the word) "snuggle close to His merciful Heart."
The latest news from this Triduum is that Our Savior's breast was pierced by a lance, from which point blood and water flowed out. This is good news! This means there's a new little way into His Heart! Let's go there, and let's snuggle with Him - the One who holds all life and death in His loving hands and can thus keep us at a safe distance by drawing us into Himself!
Happy Easter! He is risen, as He said!
I love the Ukranian greeting:
Christos Vos Kress.
Vo Istinu Vos Kress.
(badly in need of a nap, so enjoying that I probably massacred the spelling there!)
Or in the good news for modern man American translation:
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
To which one replies:
God is so good, and He does not leave us orphans. I have been enjoying making my own prayer for a more-than-spiritual-communion, to go along with Jesus' great idea in Something New with St. Therese: Her Eucharistic Miracle. Download the book for free (if you haven't already) at the top of the page in the typewriter section, and here is a prayer you might want to say with me when you have the beautiful grace of online Mass:
My Jesus, I believe You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally at church, I ask You to come into my heart sacramentally where I am. Are You not all-powerful? I embrace You within me, in hope and with Theresian confidence, and I unite myself wholly to You. Never separate Yourself from me and never permit me, foolish child that I am, to separate myself from You or be separated from You. Draw me, Jesus, we will run!
Happy Easter!!!! May Our Lady of Life, whose feast is tomorrow on Easter Monday, fill You with Jesus!
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