Sunday, August 07, 2011

Gloria Trinitatis-Eucharist...radical love-radical change

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

Ponder the following three passages
from the Holy Father...

“The first element of eucharistic faith is the mystery of God himself, trinitarian love...”

Christ's death on the Cross is the culmination of that turning of God against himself in which he gives himself in order to raise man up and save him. This is love in its most radical form.”

The substantial conversion of bread and wine into his body and blood introduces within creation the principle of a radical change, a sort of “nuclear fission,” to use an image familiar to us today, which penetrates to the heart of all being, a change meant to set off a process which transforms reality, a process leading ultimately to the transfiguration of the entire world, to the point where God will be all in all (cf. 1 Cor 15:28).”

Sacramentum Caritatis
March 13, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI

I can't help thinking that Pope Benedict XVI ponders the relation of E=mc2 to the Eucharist.  His use of the term nuclear fission” is curious in this regard. Might nuclear fusion” (how the sun provides energy for the earth) be a more accurate radical change?

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:

Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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