Reflection: TAK IOC Bk. 4 Ch. 5

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The voice of the Beloved:
[W]ith your entire will offer yourself upon the altar of your heart as an everlasting sacrifice to the honor of My name, by entrusting with faith both body and soul to My care, that thus you may be considered worthy to draw near and offer sacrifice to God and profitably receive the Sacrament of My Body.

The altar of my heart… I have to wonder how the altar of my heart appears to my Lord.  Broken.  Filled with rubbish.  Scarred.  Desecrated.  So much is laid there that there must be no room remaining for the Body of my Savior to rest.

If a man does what he can and is truly penitent, however often he comes to Me for grace and pardon, “As I live, saith the Lord God, I desire not the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live”; I will no longer remember his sins, but all will be forgiven him.

“What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 7:24-25)

“And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.'” (Revelation 21:5)


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