May 29, 2022
Seventh Sunday of Easter
‘That They May See My Glory’
I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
John 17:24

More than a “sign” or “symbol,” the Eucharist is actually and truly the fullness of Jesus’ Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. And we need the Eucharist—we need it because as human beings, we have intellects that draw us to need physical, visible, substantiated proof that: 1) God exists, and 2) Jesus is God in the flesh.

The connection between the physicality of the Eucharist and the physicality of the glory of bodily resurrection is found earlier in the “Bread of Life Discourse” in John’s Gospel: “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day” (John 6:53-54).

Jesus wants to be with us! Go to Mass and Eucharistic Adoration to be with him!

Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for your sacrifice; may we always remember it by honoring you in the Holy Eucharist.

- Justin McClain, O.P.

Acts 7:55-60 • Psalm 97:1-2, 6-7, 9 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20 • John 17:20-26

Comments

May 30, 2022 at 08:12 AM

Amen..

May 29, 2022 at 05:56 PM

Amen. :)

May 29, 2022 at 12:03 PM

What is the glory of God? What does the glory of God do? What does the glory of God mean? *** What is the glory of God? I’m not sure there is a perfect definition. To me it is the visible manifestation of God’s presence! John 1:14, “ The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and only Son, Who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Hebrews 1:3a, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being,” Revelation 21:23, “The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.” *** What does the glory of God do? John 17:26, “I (Jesus) have made You known to them, and will continue to make You known in order that the love You have for Me may be in them and that I Myself may be in them.” So we know God Himself personally and His love for us! *** What does the glory of God mean to me? Matthew 5:16, “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” ******* To God be all the glory…Romans 1:25, “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—Who is forever praised. Amen!” 2 Corinthians 3:18, “So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—Who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like Him (Jesus) as we are changed into His glorious image!” 2 Corinthians 4:5-7, “ You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, Who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves!” The only times these fragile clay jars can shed lights are when they are cracked!!!

May 29, 2022 at 11:09 AM

Amen!

May 29, 2022 at 10:51 AM

Bill L, And Gale, Amen amen! There is not a better way to describe the infilling of the Holy Spirit than Being REBORN!. We had a Catholic priest who said that it took him 37 years before he was filled with the Spirit. When he was, there was no holding him back. He was infectious and our church experienced a revival -another Protestant term., that none of us had ever seen or experienced. It went on for years and was magnificent! He died unfortunately quickly with cancer, but the parishioners from that parish have gone on to spark other churches as best they can ever since. Once in awhile now decades later, we run across someone that we recognize as being from St Michael’s with delight, usually by their prayer or worship.

Salina
May 29, 2022 at 12:21 PM

“Sin is what hinders the filling of the Holy Spirit, and obedience to God is how the filling of the Spirit is maintained. Ephesians 5:18 commands that we be filled with the Spirit; however, it is not praying for the filling of the Holy Spirit that accomplishes the filling. Only our obedience to God’s commands allows the Spirit freedom to work within us.” https://www.gotquestions.org/Spirit-filled.html

May 29, 2022 at 10:24 AM

Born of the Spirit! Born again! Not a Cathlic term but true none the less. May the Spirit descend on us and keep us.

May 29, 2022 at 08:38 AM

That we may be one as Jesus and the Father are one!

May 29, 2022 at 08:24 AM

Powerful devotional, Justin. We need to be reminded that Jesus exists in the Holy Eucharist- body, blood, soul and divinity.

May 29, 2022 at 04:20 AM

Novena Prayer for Pentecost -- 2022 (May 27 through June 4) (Say these prayers at the beginning of each Novena day) ***********Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with your love. Set our lives aflame with your gifts. Grant us wisdom to choose what is good and true; understanding to embrace your plan of salvation; right judgment to act according to your will; courage to share our faith with others; knowledge to live as disciples of Jesus Christ; reverence to respond faithfully to your grace each day; and wonder and awe in your presence. Inspire us with enthusiasm for our Catholic faith. Grant us boldness to proclaim the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ, and help us to bring the transforming power of the gospel to our world. We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord. AMEN. ****OUR FATHER, HAIL MARY, GLORY BE, SIGN OF THE CROSS

Lia
May 29, 2022 at 06:52 AM

Amen

Bill L
May 29, 2022 at 04:21 AM

Sunday, May 29, 2022 – The Need to be Born of the Spirit******** Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. John 3: 5

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