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A Powerful Story of Saint Teresa


One day St. Teresa of Avila overheard one of the other sisters say, "If only I had lived at the time of Jesus...If only I had seen Him, talked with Him, been touched by Him..."


Teresa stopped what she was doing at once. She walked up to the sister and said, "But do we not have in the Eucharist the living true, and living Jesus laid present before us? Why look for more?"


Yeah, she got it.


The Jesus you received in your parish last Sunday and the Jesus you will receive this Sunday, the Jesus you receive at Mass while traveling and the Jesus who waits in the tabernacle of the Church down the street is the same Jesus who walked this earth 2000 years ago.


Think about that for a second. Let it sink in.


So, the next time you genuflect to Jesus in the tabernacle before entering your pew, the next time you see Him raised by the consecrated hands of your priest, or the next time you pass a Church in your car, realize and remember just Who is in your midst--Jesus of Nazareth.


The same: yesterday, today and forever!