Reflection – “A Miracle of Love!”

May 2, 2018 – “All that my Son, who is the light of love, has done and does, He has done out of love…. But, my children, do not forget that the Eucharist is the heart of faith. This is my Son who feeds you with His Body and strengthens you with His Blood. This is a miracle of love: my Son who always comes anew, alive, to bring life back to souls…”

How beautifully Our Lady speaks of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist! Our Blessed Lord is the “light of love;” the Eucharistic Lord Who is “the heart of faith” and replenishes us with His Body and Blood. The Blessed Mother has spoken of the importance of Jesus in the Eucharist before in Medjugorje, and here she is reminding us again.

May 2, 2016 – “…Do not forget that in the Eucharist, which is the heart of faith, my Son is always with you. He comes to you and breaks bread with you; because, my children, for your sake He died, He resurrected and is coming anew.”

July 2, 2018 – “…He is sending me among you so that, with a motherly love, I may grant you safety; that you may comprehend that pain and joy, suffering and love, make your soul live intensely; that I may call you anew to glorify the Heart of Jesus, the heart of faith, the Eucharist. From day to day through the centuries, my Son, alive, returns among you – He returns to you, though He has never left you. When one of you, my children, returns to Him, my motherly heart leaps with joy. Therefore, my children, return to the Eucharist, to my Son.”

December 2, 2015 – “…The Church needs apostles who by living the Eucharist with the heart do great works; it needs you, my apostles of love. My children, from the very beginning the Church was persecuted and betrayed, but day by day it grew. It is indestructible because my Son gave it a heart – the Eucharist, and the light of His resurrection shone and will continue to shine upon it. Therefore, do not be afraid.”

St. Faustina once said, “Holy Communion gives me strength to suffer and fight.” I can honestly relate to her sentiment. And maybe others can, too. Regardless of our vocations, we all suffer and face struggles in life. And there’s never a moment in my life where I don’t need Jesus, that’s for certain. But there have been moments, when I’m facing difficulties or feel my weakest, where in my heart I feel myself saying, “Eucharistic Jesus, I need you. I need Holy Communion.” In those moments, I yearn for the moment I can receive Communion. And when I do, afterwards, I do feel different. I feel happier, and I feel strengthened and hopeful in facing whatever tomorrow brings.

It’s a difficult feeling to explain, but what Our Lady says is true. Jesus gives Himself completely to us in the Eucharist, renewing our lives, strengthening us, and nourishing us. All His love, all His mercy. We are united completely to Him in Holy Communion!

Here’s a beautiful passage from St. Faustina’s diary talking about Holy Communion:

November 19. After Communion today, Jesus told me how much He desires to come to human hearts. I desire to unite Myself with human souls; My great delight is to unite Myself with souls. Know, My daughter, that when I come to a human heart in Holy Communion, My hands are full of all kinds of graces which I want to give to the soul. But souls do not even pay any attention to Me; they leave Me to Myself and busy themselves with other things. Oh how sad I am that souls do not recognize Love! They treat me as a dead object. I answered Jesus, “O Treasure of my heart, the only object of my love and entire delight of my soul, I want to adore You in my heart as You are adored on the throne of Your eternal glory. My love wants to make up to You at least in part for the coldness of so great a number of souls. Jesus, behold my heart which is for You a dwelling place to which no one else has entry. You alone repose in it as in a beautiful garden.” [1385]

It’s true. It’s an unfortunate reality how many souls receive Communion and perhaps do not even believe or realize Jesus’ live presence in the Eucharist. They do not recognize Love. He, a Prisoner of Love, there in the Host. But that’s why Our Lady calls us to pray for non-believers (even those within the Church), just as St. Faustina did; that they may one day see and feel the love and mercy of the Eucharistic Lord, and open their whole hearts to Him, adoring Him.