Daily Reflections on the Eucharist - Day 109

The Lord works in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

He labors, He is the Mediator, He saves souls. He applies His redemption to us and sanctifies us. His action is extended over all His creatures. He is the Word by whose single word all things were created, and by which all are conserved. He continues to pronounce the fiat which conserves life in all creation. Not only is He the Creator, but He is the Reformer, the Restorer, and the King of all the earth. He has received all nations under His empire, and the Father acts upon the world only through Him. He rules the world. The word of command by which He governs, comes forth from the Most Blessed Sacrament. He holds in His hand the life of all beings. He is the Judge of the living and the dead. Sovereigns, in saying or doing anything of importance, assume royal pomp. That is necessary, for man is governed by love or fear. But Our Lord! — Where is the royal state of this King to whom belongs all power in heaven and on earth? Where is His glory? Where the majesty of His words and actions? At every instant, millions of angels go forth and return to the tabernacle after having accomplished His orders. The tabernacle is their centre, their headquarters, for there they find the Commander-in-chief of the celestial army. Do you see? Do you understand? All creatures obey Him, and we know nothing of it. See how He knows to conceal His action! See how He knows to command in annihilation! And men who command their fellow-men, think themselves something! They give their orders in a high and domineering tone, thinking by that to command more effectually! Ah, what a lesson for superiors, the heads of the house! All in command ought to be humble in imitation of Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Let us again remark the humility of Our Lord. He does not command men in His visible form, because if He did, they would no longer obey anyone but Him; so He hides Himself that we may obey men like ourselves, who are clothed with a reflection of His authority and humility! 

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