Friday, July 23, 2010

Love Made Flesh

I cried all through Mass this morning. My heart is so full.

How do I even begin to put this feeling into words? It seems that nothing on earth can compare to having the chance to partake in the Eucharist in order to give thanks to God for love made flesh.

It's so fitting, isn't it? The perfect love that gave Christ's flesh and blood for the life of the world is the same love that blesses the union of husband and wife and allows them to become one flesh.

Just as the veil between heaven and earth is lifted when we join the choirs angels and saints in proclaiming God's glory, we get a glimpse of the eternal when we realize that God has created one more eternal soul.

Then we witness the mystery of Christ's perfect sacrifice made present in flesh and blood and stand in awe at the infinite magnitude of the love that makes such a sacrifice possible. We realize that it is that same love that has the power to create an eternal soul out of nothing.

As if that weren't enough, we go forward desiring to become one with Christ, who in turn wishes to become one with us. It is an intimate union that is meant to be fruitful for the life of the souls who partake.

Now the intimate union between husband, wife, and God is meant to be fruitful for the life of the soul who becomes.

Welcome, little soul in my womb.

The Catholic Wife

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations!

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  2. I am so thrilled for you and your family!! It's been amazing to watch the beautiful unfolding of your understanding (and sharing) of the mystery that brought forth this fruit. It seems so fitting. Prayers for you and your tiny babe :)

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