The Source of Mercy

“The Eucharist brings us ever nearer to that love which is more powerful than death: ‘For as often as we eat this bread and drink this cup,’ we proclaim not only the death of the Redeemer but also His resurrection, ‘until he comes’ in glory. The same Eucharistic rite, celebrated in memory of Him who in His messianic mission revealed the Father to us by means of His words and His cross, attests to the inexhaustible love by virtue of which He desires always to be united with us and present in our midst, coming to meet every human heart” (Dives in Misericordia, 9). 

What a great mercy God has shown us by leaving us Himself in the Eucharist! How easy we have access to this Source of mercy from which we can draw life and all the graces we need! Here is the remedy for each of our wounds, here is the strength for the hardships of life, here is the silent, humble presence of our Savior who wants to dwell in our hearts. Eternity will not be enough to thank God for this gift of mercy … 

How do I respond to the invitation of Jesus who is waiting for me in the Eucharist? 

Do I find time to adore the merciful God hidden in the Blessed Sacrament?

“When You were departing from this world, O Lord, You wanted to stay with us, and You left us Yourself in the Blessed Sacrament, throwing the door to Your mercy wide open. There is no wretchedness that could exhaust You; You have called all people to this fount of love, to this source of Divine mercy. Here is the abode of Your mercy, the remedy for our shortcomings. To You, O living spring of mercy, come all the souls – some, like deer thirsting for Your love; others to wash the wound of their sins; and still others, exhausted by life, to draw strength” (D. 1747).