February 21, 2013

“My God, You are Real”

Charles de Foucald was born into great wealth. He became selfish and lived a shocking way of life that provoked much gossip in Paris. He began, however, searching for something more. He used to enter St. Augustine Church saying repeatedly, “My God, if You exist, let me come to know You.” One particular day, as the priest elevated the Sacred Host, he was heard to say “My God, You are real!” After that, his life changed and he became devoted to the Eucharist.

What happened to him in that instant that was so transforming? What could change a man for life in one moment? It is, of course, the Lord, alive and present in His Sacrament. If any of us could truly feel His presence for a moment, how would that not change us.

(Based on an entry in My Daily Eucharist by Joan Carter McHugh and an excerpt there from Hidden Treasure, The Riches of the Eucharist by Louis Kaczmarek.)


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