"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
If you really believed...
Would you be so careless?
At the conclusion of adoration last evening, I returned the monstrance to the sacristy, with the candles and the tabernacle keys, after reposing the Blessed Sacrament. I noticed a large pyx on the cluttered counter - I looked at the design wondering if the pyx was empty or not. I noticed a note to the visiting priest who had the Mass that morning. The religious who wrote the note asked Father to consecrate the low-gluten hosts contained in the pyx. I realized the Blessed Sacrament was present - and the pyx was just sitting on the counter. It should have been placed in the tabernacle for Sr. Adult Formation Director to retrieve.
Sometimes I really doubt these people believe in the real presence at all.
And we wonder why contemporary Catholics do not understand the faith, or why sacrilegious communions occur with such frequency.