Scenes from Peanut’s First Holy Communion

Once again, we had the pleasure and privilege to present one of our children to receive Our Lord’s Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity for the very first time.

This time, it was Peanut’s turn.

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I will close with this quotation from the Imitation Of Christ. As with many quotes I post, they are words not only to my daughter in this case, but mainly to myself:

The Eighth Chapter
The Offering of Christ on the Cross; Our Offering

The Voice of Christ
AS I offered Myself willingly to God the Father for your sins with hands outstretched and body naked on the cross, so that nothing remained in Me that had not become a complete sacrifice to appease the divine wrath, so ought you to be willing to offer yourself to Me day by day in the Mass as a pure and holy oblation, together with all your faculties and affections, with as much inward devotion as you can.

What more do I ask than that you give yourself entirely to Me? I care not for anything else you may give Me, for I seek not your gift but you. Just as it would not be enough for you to have everything if you did not have Me, so whatever you give cannot please Me if you do not give yourself.

Offer yourself to Me, therefore, and give yourself entirely for God–your offering will be accepted. Behold, I offered Myself wholly to the Father for you, I even gave My whole Body and Blood for food that I might be all yours, and you Mine forever.

But if you rely upon self, and do not offer your free will to Mine, your offering will be incomplete and the union between us imperfect. Hence, if you desire to attain grace and freedom of heart, let the free offering of yourself into the hands of God precede your every action. This is why so few are inwardly free and enlightened–they know not how to renounce themselves entirely.

My word stands: “Everyone of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth, cannot be My disciple.” [53]
If, therefore, you wish to be My disciple, offer yourself to Me with all your heart.
[53] Luke 14:33.

One comment

  1. What a beautiful day : I was so honored to be there and assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass …and First Holy Communion !
    Heaven and Earth meet and we are transformed: Thanks be to God!

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