It's the breeze you make

Posted by Cory , Sunday, November 21, 2010 12:01 AM

Spiritual food for thought:

"For the nine months that He was cloistered within her, all the food, the wheat, the grapes that she consumed served as a kind of natural Eucharist, passing into Him Who later was to declare that He was the Bread and the Wine of Life. After her nine months were over, the fitting place for Him to be born was Bethlehem, which meant 'House of Bread.' Later on He would say:

God's gift of bread comes down from heaven and gives life to the whole world. John 6:23
It is I Who am the Bread of Life; He who comes to Me will never be hungry. John 6:35

"When the Divine Child was conceived, Mary's humanity gave Him hands and feet, eyes and ears, and a body with which to suffer. Just as the petals of a rose after a dew close on the dew as if to absorb its energies, so too, Mary as the Mystical Rose closed upon Him Whom the Old Testament had described as a dew descending upon the earth. When finally she did give Him birth, it was as if a great ciborium had opened, and she was holding in her fingers the Guest Who was also the Host of the world, as if to say, 'Look, this is the Lamb of God; look, this is He Who takes away the sins of the world.'"

-Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Life of Christ

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