Pastor’s Letter – August 20, 2017: Reflection on the Love of Jesus in the Eucharist
The Multiplication of the Loaves and Jesus’ Desire It is so important that your faith in Christ’s love increase and that you believe ever more firmly in his ardent desire to come to you in the Eucharist. When you finally come to believe how greatly he loves you and awaits you, then you will realize that, if you delay, in his folly of love for you, God experiences what psychology calls the torment of looking for someone to come. When you start to believe that Jesus loves you, that in fact he waits for you, then as a consequence of your faith, the hunger for God, the desire for the Eucharist, should awaken within you a painful yearning for his coming.
The torment of looking for a loved one to come is similar to the torment of love that is rejected. The more a mother loves a child who does not return, the greater is her torment in longing to see him again; how much more so if this love is the infinite love of God that you cannot even imagine. How great, then, must his torment be in looking for you to come.
Belief in his desire to meet with you will prevent you from falling into routine behavior, which is one of the greatest threats to your faith. When you come to believe fully in the infinite love of Jesus and when you realize his torment of looking for you to come to the Eucharistic table, then you will no longer be able to live without the Eucharist. The hunger for God and the burning desire to meet the Lord will be within you, and routine cannot coexist with that hunger.
-Father Tadeusz Dajczer