Ave Maria Meditations
As we end the month dedicated to the Precious Body and Blood of Christ, here is a Eucharistic Meditation from Ven. Conception Cabrera de Armida (Conchita):
Jesus speaks: “I am the Life”: supernatural, Divine, celestial life, the life of grace, true life as compared to earthly life that is but a shadow. I have remained in the Eucharist to give you this Life, that is, to give you Myself, Who am Life, because I want to live in you, in your faculties, your soul, the senses of your body, in each drop of your blood.
Stroke by stroke I want to imprint in your being my humility, zeal, obedience, abnegation, simplicity, patience, and love of the cross. “I have come that they might have life and have it to the full.” And what better way to communicate it than through Holy Communion? Therefore, drink, fill yourself with him who is life.
My life, during my passage on earth, I translated into patience, simplicity, and charity. “I went about doing good work,” even though I was surrounded by hatred, criticism, and the calumnies of my enemies. Look and take in the silence and the power of the Eucharist, and reproduce me in all your being. I want to put my living heart in yours, and if you allow me, to take away your bad dispositions and vices.
It will no longer be you who live, but I will live in you a life of intimacy, through a divine transformation on the part of the Holy Spirit living in you. Love with all your strength the Holy Spirit who rules by love. Sanctity is the fruit of constant acts of love. Therefore, love me; actively remove whatever separates you from me, creating a void; deny yourself by mortifications in order to be filled by me. Eat my Body, drink my Blood, satisfy your hunger for the divine by receiving the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Each morning my heart waits for you. Having “Life in abundance” here, I do not want you to die. I have a love of predilection for you. Come to me in humility and trust, with an ardent love. Then contemplate, be silent, enjoy, and admire, falling deep into the abyss of myself and your nothingness.