Picture this…


The Gospels, especially Luke’s, shows us so much of the humanness of Jesus. It is a shame for us to miss that. But even in our lives, when we receive the Eucharist, for all it’s wonderful mystery, it is still the same (though glorified) Jesus who smiles and who is thrilled to welcome sinners into his presence.

Imagine the face of Jesus as he gave the widow of Naim her son back after he had just brought him back to life. When we receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, imagine the face of Jesus looking into your eyes and heart and welcoming you with open arms. It is really him. We need never be afraid.

~ Friar Jim Van Vurst, O.F.M.

Jesus’ face would light up when He saw, approached and spoke with Sinners!  Just as they were drawn to Him, He was to them.

Friar Jim wants us, wants me, to imagine Jesus’ face light up when He sees me.  When I am Blessed enough to partake in His Body and Blood…

I don’t know about anyone else, but I always picture Him shuddering…ashamed…

This article by Friar Jim gives me much to think about and Picture…



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