From A Year With Blessed James Alberione,
Compiled by J. Maurus
Meditate on the Crucifix
The Eucharist is the renewal of the sacrifice on the cross in our midst. On Calvary was printed the most beautiful book, the Crucifix....
It was printed in special letters and we should not fail to:
Gaze at the face of Jesus smeared with blood and spittle;
Gaze at his thorn-crowned head;
Gaze at his body crisscrossed with wounds;
Gaze at his feet and hands pierced by nails.
Now that book printed on Calvary, let us say, comes also to us every morning on our altars. The Mass in indeed Calvary brought before us.
What Strikes Me Most Today
Blessed Alberione has a way of making me look at things from a different perspective. Thinking of the crucifix as a book is one I never thought of - but the fact that our Catholic faith is based on a person, Jesus Christ, and His work of salvation for His father and through the Holy Spirit - makes perfect sense that we can learn more by gazing at Jesus on the cross than reading many books.
What strikes you most today?
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