Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Abide graciously, O Lord, with your people, who have touched the sacred mysteries, that no dangers my bring affliction to those who trust in you, their protector. Through Christ our Lord. (Prayer over the People, Saturday after Ash Wednesday)
Isaiah encourages us to seek to be called, "repairer of the breach" or "restorer of ruined homesteads". It is in touching the sacred mysteries, the Eucharist, that we are able to know what these names mean. Jesus has repaired the breach between God and humanity; He has restored access to the life that is our true home.
May my participation in the Lord's Supper and reception of Jesus' Body and Blood help me accept His Blood poured out to repair the breach and His Body given to nourish us so we can sew and reap the produce of His fruit in our land, guided and guiding as the Body of Christ.
Saint John of God, pray for us.