Saturday, May 03, 2014

Fill Me

By Rev. Joe McCloskey, SJ

For David says of him: I saw the Lord ever before me, with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.  Therefore my heart has been glad and my tongue has exulted; my flesh, too, will dwell in hope, because you will not abandon my soul to the netherworld, nor will you suffer your holy one to see corruption.  You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.  Acts 2:25-28

And he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are!  How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!  Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”  Luke 24:25-26

Being a companion with Christ in a friendship is the essence of our piety. Every time we share Christ with another, Christ promises his presence with us. Every time we walk the talk with a friend, we have another presence of Christ with us. Piety is seen in how we share our search for Christ with others. Christ tells us where two or three gather in his name that he will be with us. Piety can be seen in all the ways Christ companions us in our journey to the goal of our life, which is found in Christ.

We know we become what we eat. The Body and the Blood of Christ gives us the chance to grow in his life. The Word of God allows our minds and hearts to expand with what we learn. The good people of our life by their love reflect Christ to our world. We study creation to see how the beauty of Christ has expression in things. Creation is the handiwork of god. What we know about love we know about God. God is the love of our world and his presence is what gives life to all the good things of our lives. Our study allows us to put on the mind and the heart of Christ.

Love is proven by the actions of our lives. We pray the life of Christ that we might be able to grow up and be better examples of Christ for each other. Love is how we give our lives for each other. When we love one another as Christ has loved us, we become the love of Christ in what we do for one another. We walk our road of life with Christ and we break bread with one another that we might know and recognize the Christ that reaches us through family and friends. How we share our lives makes us Christ for one another. 

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