HE NEVER CEASED TO BECOME INCARNATE
Lord, You never ceased to become incarnate,
You never cease doing so,
And you will never cease to consume
This mystery till the end of the world.
Your will was to live among us
Without ever leaving us,
Assuring constantly your corporal presence
To those who desire you.
Bread for you is sufficient as a visible sign
To give us Yourself,
Becoming the food of our mortal bodies
And in becoming incarnate within us.
By taking on our flesh in your own immortal body,
You give it life,
And fill it with the Holy Spirit,
This Spirit of love, peace, holiness,
That flooded your triumphant body
At the Resurrection
And which is given to us abundantly
By penetrating within us.
May your Incarnation, eucharistically,
Win over our being,
By deifying it and allowing it to attain
Your ineffable happiness.
CENTRED ON CHRIST
Persons really converted to the Lord, with a new heart and a new spirit, and consequently, with a new set of values to discover and create a new human order.
- Personal encounter and living faith in Jesus, as Savior and Master. Real christians, and not only good practicing ones; with experimental knowledge and with a living and constant communication with the Lord.
- They come together to listen to His Word, to pray to the Father together, in His Name, and to celebrate the Eucharist.
- In the heart of each one, in a personal encounter with the Lord, this is where a real community is born.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes focused on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God. Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners, in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood” (Hb 12, 1-4).
To follow Jesus
Does not mean to imitate his life as a slave.
It consists rather in adapting your lifestyle
From what you are
And from the situation in which you happen to be.
It consists in following the road he has opened up for you
And to see things his way.
The best expression of such a lifestyle
You are nobody unless you are love,
And all that will remain in your life
Will be what shall have been transformed into love.
What you will learn
For there is no greater love
Than to give ones life for our friends,
Like Jesus did.
Listen to his invitation:
“Come to me, all you who labor
and are burdened,
and I will give you rest”
(Mt 11, 28).
This is the direction you must take
Towards love each day.
With all your talents and strength,
You must put yourself at the service of others.
Thus, with your life being transformed,
The Kingdom of God
Will suddenly emerge in the world.
You are called to follow Jesus step by step,
With Him, you will take the road to Jerusalem,
Where He suffered and entered into His glory.
With Him, you shall be ready to give your all
For the Kingdom to come.
This is the mystery of the Gospel,
You must not lose time
In idle chatter on this subject.
Such a mystery is only manifested
When you experience it.
Turn your eyes towards Jesus.
Do not hesitate to follow him where he wants to lead you;
Do not look behind you,
Take ardent care
Of what is before you.
Fr. Eusebe Menrd