Monday, September 7, 2020

We need the humanity of Christ.

We need the humanity of Christ. In the many wearinesses of life which come to all, it is not only permissible but often necessary to direct our devotion to the sacred human in the Eucharist. God gave us the sacred humanity of His Son because in his divine wisdom He understood man's need of a God-man. ... We who are so dependent on the sense in order to grasp something of the nonsensible, can understand Christ because He "was made flesh and dwelt among us." We feel that having walked in the flesh, Christ knows both from the experience of many and the omniscience of God all the miseries to which our mortal flesh is heir.

We need the human Christ ... in our sacramental devotion to Him. The humanity of Christ, perhaps more than we realize, serves as the lodestone that brings the suffering and weary and sinful to the Eucharistic God. ...
A Year with the Eucharist, Paul Jerome Keller
quoted - True Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament

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