June 12th, 2006


The Living Bread

If we are Christians in truth, we will desire to grow and develop in this eucharistic life which is nothing else but the Christian life in all its perfection.  We will seek to realize more and more what it means to receive Christ sacramentally and have Him living in us, what is means to be members of His mystical Body, united to one another...We will pray for a deeper and deeper understanding of the great mystery which sums up the whole plan of God for His world, and the whole mission of Christ in the world: the recapitulation of all in Christ, the work of charity which transforms us all in Him so that we are one in Him as He is one with the Father and the Holy Spirit.   -Thomas Merton


It is interesting to note that the Apostles did not call Jesus "friend".  They called Him Lord, Master, Teacher, Rabbi, and they called Him God - but they did not call Him friend.