Pity and Fear

Each Wednesday night we celebrate Adoration and Benediction.

When speaking of adoration in regards to the Divine, we say we adore the essence of the Divine.

It isn’t praise or extolling. It isn’t thanksgiving. It is uniquely a recognition not of power, might, or action but of essence.

The Gospel reading was Mt 15:29-37.

Right in the middle, between the healings and the proto-Eucharistic Bread…

My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, for they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, for fear they may collapse on the way.

The Son fears for us. The Son has pity (compassion) for us. The Son sees our hunger. In him we are satisfied.

We adore the Lord because he has made us more important than himself. The essence of the Divine is decision. The decision to love.

Come, let us adore him. He has chosen us.

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