Thursday, August 02, 2012
St. Peter Julian Eymard - The Most Blessed Sacrament is not Loved!
"THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT IS NOT LOVED!
Tota die expandi manus Meas ad populum non credentem, et contradicentem.
All the day long have I spread My hands to a people that believeth not, and contradicteth Me. (Romans x. 21.)I
ALAS! It is but too true: our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament is not loved!
He is not loved by the millions of pagans, by the millions of Jews and infidels, by the millions of schismatics and heretics who either know nothing of the Eucharist or have wrong notions of it.
Among so many thousands of creatures in whom God has placed a heart capable of loving, how many would love the Blessed Sacrament if they knew it as I do!
Must I not at least try to love it for them, in their stead?
Even among Catholics, few, very few love Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. How many think of Him frequently, speak of Him, come to adore Him and receive Him?
What is the reason for this forgetfulness and coldness? Ah! They have never tasted the Eucharist, its sweetness, the delights of its love!
They have never known the goodness of Jesus!
They have no idea of the extent of His love in the Most Blessed Sacrament!
Some of them have faith in Jesus Christ but a faith so lifeless and superficial that it does not reach the heart, that it contents itself with what is strictly required by conscience for their salvation. And besides, these last are but a handful among so many other Catholics who live like real pagans, as if they had never heard of the Eucharist".
You can read the rest of this chapter in the book The Real Presence by Saint Peter Julian Eymard here