5 December

Dec 5, 2018 | Claret With You

“[The person who receives communion] will be like a tree planted near the running waters that will give fruit. We can say with the Apostle, `I live, but it is not I, but Christ lives in me´. Like the grafted tree, if it could speak it would say, `I live, because in the trunk I am what I was before; but I am no more me, but it is the grafted one that lives in me, the spine placed in me and this lives in me and the fruit that I give is not according to the old tree, but according to the new one”
Carta Ascetica….. al president de uno de los coros de la Academia de San Miguel. Barcelona 1862, p. 34


It is interesting to note the insistence in the fruitfulness of the intimacy with Jesus received in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. This fruitfulness cannot be exhausted in the intimate relationship of the communicant and the presence of Jesus as a closed gold circle. On the contrary, it means dynamism; the more the interpersonal relationship is deepened, the greater the force that goes out to be centered in the third person or persons of our social relationships. In this way we are transformed into Christ whose presence generates new life in us. We change and transform ourselves totally into Christ. Under the effects of the sacrament we are new persons, new creatures kneaded into a love that make us be patient, loving, stripped of jealousy, pride and boasting; persons who will find their joy in truth to forgive, to believe, to wait and bear everything (cf. 1Cor 13:4-8).
This is the transforming power of the Eucharist. The food of the Body and Blood of Christ acts in us in such a way that it assimilates us totally without destroying our personal freedom. It is up to us to be open or closed to the gift of the life of Jesus; it is also a fruit of his freedom to give and get back again (cf. Jn 10: 17-18).
We have to make known the life of Christ at home, at work, in all the places of our activities. We are called to spread his saving presence in the world. The Eucharist should be a river that makes our life fruitful, keeps our love mature, opening up ourselves to the newness of life, to the transformation of our old man full of imperfections into the new man of the new life of Christ.
What are the concrete actions I have to take up in my surrounding to express my generous love to the neediest?

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