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"Bother" for Christ


"If souls but understood the Treasure they possess in the Divine Eucharist, it would be necessary to encircle the tabernacles with the strongest ramparts for, in the delirium of a devouring and holy hunger, they would press forward themselves to feed on the Bread of Angels. The Churches would overflow with adorers consumed with love for the Divine prisoner no less by night than by day." - Bl. Dina Belanger


In Lk 18:1-8 we read "...For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought, 'While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being, because this widow keeps bothering me I shall deliver a just decision for her lest she finally come and strike me.'" The Lord said, "Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says. Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them? I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"'

And in today's Psalm 112 "...Light shines through the darkness for the upright; he is gracious and merciful and just."


Here is the challenge. Do we look DIFFERENT to the world? Does our Light shine through the darkness? Are we " consumed with love for the Divine"? Is our charity and mercy visibly different from the unbeliever, the unfaithful? Do we present the same strength of faith as this widow? Do we relentlessly "Bother" for Christ or Compromise for the world? "When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"


St. Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us


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