Ave Maria Meditations
How will Jesus triumph?
Very often I hear questions coming from wounded priestly and apostolic hearts. These questions are as follows: what can be done to turn those who are Christians merely in name into real Christians? How can we make them live their Christian faith and morals? What can be done to make them come back to a holy and fruitful Christian austerity? In a word, how can we convert this world which after twenty centuries of Christianity is obstinately going back to the most corrupt and degrading paganism?
The answer to these heartfelt questions can be found in one word: go to the tabernacle! Priest, go to the tabernacle! Let us draw power from the tabernacle! Nobody goes to the Father except through His Son, Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life! We do not journey along this Way, this Truth and this Life of God merely by speculative, intellectual studies of Jesus, but by living faith in Him, by constant contact with Him in His present state on earth which is His sacramental state: the Real Presence.
Is there a disoriented piety, coldness in charity, an absence of justice? That means that the Eucharist is unknown and untasted. Are there errors, darkness, doubts, ignorance, lack of knowledge? That means that people are not being guided by the sanctuary light of the tabernacle. It is the most clear and illuminating light of all the lights on earth! Is there a spiritual anemia, agony, death, and souls who are wasting away? That means they are poorly fed or poorly “digesting” the Eucharist!
St. Manuel Gonzalez Garcia