Today we attended the 8:00 AM Mass at San Antonio Catholic church where I made small offerings to Jesus and Mary and prayed for all with special needs and intentions.
In preparation for receiving the most sacred Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the sacrament of Holy Communion, I made an Act of Contrition. After receiving Jesus Christ into my body and soul, I knelt in silent commune with Him, giving thanks and praise for all His many graces and blessings upon myself and my family.
Still reflecting on the priest’s homily of “the peace of Christ” and enjoying the hymn “Be Not Afraid”, and without so much as asking Jesus to provide us with a message if it be His will, Jesus spoke these words for our ears;
“Think of the small chick fighting to break through the shell and learn to fly, this is the same fight for My children to break the bondage of the body and feel the spirit soar upwards.” Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Continue to pray for your brothers and sisters. Amen.”
Be not afraid for I go before you. It was then that I realized another meaning to the words Jesus said; “I go before you.”
Jesus suffered and died (before us) so that He would undertake the greatest suffering and cross that accompanies death for many of us.