01 March 2008

The One Thing Necessary

When there's not much for me to say, I'll let others continue to speak.

‘It would strengthen my faith in the Holy Eucharist, if I could only watch the Holy Eucharist making a difference, from year to year, in my own life.’ For goodness’ sake don’t talk like that. I’m sure we aren’t meant to think of the grace of holy communion as something which can be gauged and weighed up in a balance and written down in the form of a debit and credit account. Do let us get it into our heads that holy communion is an intimacy with Jesus Christ, and that if we do our best to throw our hearts open to his Sacred Heart, there is bound to be an influence passing from him into us. It is the law of friendship.

Msgr. Ronald Knox

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