Two weeks ago at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we were well into the Liturgy of the Eucharist and, after we welcomed the Most High Lord in the Sanctus and just before the Words of Consecration, I imagined the Glorified Lord, Jesus Christ standing below me dressed in light-colored liturgical attire with his bright, glowing Heart exposed.
When the priest uttered the Words of Consecration, “Take this, all of you, and eat of it,” Jesus touched His Sacred Heart and rays of light immediately poured forth from It – His very Light, Life and Love rushing forth to feed us. This was a great gift. It helped me to understand how He operates and why, when He was Resurrected, His Wounds remained.
I have waited a long time to post this because I was trying to find a picture which appropriately captured how He looked – the light clothing especially. As of this morning, I have that picture below. This likeness is it (very close), and I had never seen it before today, except in my imagining of Him during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Now, there was also a complication which I could not figure out. When I saw the Lord in my mind, I was above Him and to His right, and looking down at him over His shoulder. So, look at the little Cherub in the upper left of the picture. That could be how I was viewing Him – through the “eyes” of a Cherub there witnessing Him. This would be fitting since Angels are the special communication interface between the human and the divine.
Teaching: When we go to receive the Lord in the Eucharist, we should meditate on Who we are receiving and His Gifts to us in that receiving. At the Words of Consecration, see His Sacred Heart opening and the bright, penetrating rays of His Divine Power emanating therefrom. Think of His meekness, humility, patience, kindness, gentleness, compassion, healing, hope. Think, “Fiat” and receive Him.
May God bless you in this reading, now and forever. Amen.