DAILY MEDITATION (TUESDAY, JULY 7)
MEDITATION OF THE DAY
Seeking the Abundant Harvest
Prayer is the noble supplication which we lift up to the throne of God. It is the most efficient means to obtain from God the graces which we need, and especially the strength of persevering in these times, in which the hatred of the sons of the devil is breaking out violently against the sheep who are faithful to the fold.
In recommending heartfelt prayer to you, I am including all practices of piety, first of all the most Holy Eucharist…. I urge you with all the strength of my soul to approach the Eucharistic Table as often as possible. Feed on this Bread of the Angels from which you will draw the strength to fight inner struggles, the struggles against passions and against all adversities, because Jesus Christ has promised to those who feed themselves with the most Holy Eucharist eternal life and the necessary graces to obtain it.
And when you become totally consumed by this Eucharistic Fire, then you will be able to thank with greater awareness the Lord God who has called you to be part of his flock and you will enjoy that peace which those who are happy according to the world have never tasted. Because true happiness, young people, does not consist in the pleasures of the world and in earthly things, but in peace of conscience which we can have only if we are pure in heart and in mind.
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati († 1925), born in Turin, Italy, was an avid outdoorsman and friend to the poor and the needy. He died at the age of twenty-four and is a patron of young people. [From Letters to His Friends and Family, Fr. Timothy E. Deeter, Tr. © 2009, Wanda Gawronska, Fathers and Brothers of the Society of St. Paul, ST PAULS/Alba House, Staten Island, NY. www.stpauls.us. Used with permission.]