Every mystery of this life that we seek to discern in loving contemplation is for us a fount of eternal life. And the same Savior, whom the written word presents to our eyes on all the paths he trod on earth in human form, lives among us disguised in the form of the eucharistic bread. He comes to us every day as the bread of life.
In either of these forms, he is near to us; in either of these forms, he wants to be sought and found by us. The one supports the other. When we see that Savior before us with the eyes of faith as the Scriptures portray him, then our desire to receive him in the bread of life increases. The eucharistic bread, on the other hand, awakens our desire to get to know the Lord in the written word more and more deeply and strengthens our spirit to get a better understanding.
Saint Edith Stein
For January 6, 1941
Stein, E. 2014, The Hidden Life: hagiographic essays, meditations, spiritual texts, translated from the German by Stein, W, ICS Publications, Washington DC.
Featured image: This photo of adoration of the Sanctissimum in Blackfriars Oxford on 15 May 2010, during the Latin Mass Society’s Masterclass for servers and M.C.s, comes from Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP on his marvelous Flickr photostream (Some rights reserved).