Yesterday, I began a 40 day Lenten Reflection on Romans 12.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice… -Romans 12:1a
Where or in whom do you experience the “mercies of God”?
God’s mercies never cease to amaze me. I was just commenting to my wife the other night how amazed I am at how everything works out. My wife found a job when she was 34 weeks pregnant that will allow us to pay for child care after she goes back to work and pay for my loans.
This isn’t the first time something like this has “worked out”.
Christian life is eucharistic (from the Greek word for “gratitude”). In other words, we remember and give thanks for the giving of God. What is the connection between the Eucharist or Holy Communion and your daily blessings?
I believe that in the Eucharist, we are fed and strengthened by God. But it’s more than that. It is God giving us grace through the body and blood of his Son, Jesus Christ. This unites us with believers everywhere across time. I believe that all my blessing stem from the Eucharist where I receive God’s grace as a free gift.