Thursday, September 3, 2015

Day 8: Novena to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Day 8: Novena to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Eighth Day: Jesus made Himself the Bread of Life and the Hungry One

Jesus proved His love to us by giving His own life, His own being ‘He being rich became poor’ for you and for me. He gave Himself totally. He died on the Cross. But before He died He made Himself the Bread of Life to satisfy our hunger for love, for Him. He said, “Unless you eat My Flesh and drink My blood you cannot have life eternal.’ And the greatness of that love of His, made Him the hungry one, and He said, ‘I was hungry and you fed, and unless you feed Me you cannot enter eternal life.’ That is the giving of Christ.
And today God keeps on loving the world, He keeps on sending you and me to prove that he loves the world, that he still that compassion for the world. It is we who have to be His love, His compassion in the world today. But to be able to love we must have faith, for faith in action is love, and love in action is service. That is why Jesus made Himself the Bread of Life, that we may be able to eat and live and be able to see Him in the distressing disguise of the poor.”
Our life must be woven with the Eucharist. From Jesus in the Eucharist we learn how much God thirsts to love us and how He thirsts for our love and for the love of souls in return. From Jesus in the Eucharist we receive the light and strength to quench His thirst.” 
Thought for the day
“Believe that He, Jesus, is in the appearance of Bread and that He, Jesus, is in the hungry naked, sick, lonely, unloved, homeless, helpless and hopeless.” 

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all. Obtain from the Heart of Jesus this request: (Your personal request)

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His Light and love to others. Amen
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Cause of Our Joy, pray for me
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta,
Pray for me.