Daily Mass Reflections - 9/17
“Proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes again.” ~ Psalm 40
In today’s 1st Reading (1 Corinthians 11:17-26, 33) Paul teaches the residents of Corinth the proper celebration of the Eucharist while underscoring the importance of habitually observing this celebration. In doing so, he explains, we bring glory to God and his only begotten son Jesus until he comes again.
It’s our faith that allows us to believe in and understand the power of the Eucharist, much like the faith of the centurion in today’s Gospel (Luke 7:1-10). Jesus was astounded by the faith of this man, so much so that it prompted him to observe and subsequently remark “I tell you, not even in Israel have I seen such faith.”
Faith is, simply put, an attitude of trust in the presence of God. It is an undying openness to what God has in store for us. We are never in control.
As part of God’s great design, we already operate out of this faith-filled vision, and miraculous things can happen when in this state of grace. For in surrendering to God’s glory, a power already at work in us, we can do so much more than we can ask or even fathom.