While enjoying my time in Mexico, I read through Soul of Christ. It’s a gem of a book by Marie Paul Curley, a Daughter of Saint Paul. I’ll be spending the next few Saturdays recalling the little pearls I have learned from this book.
Soul of Christ: When we speak of someone’s soul, we address their whole being. When we speak to Jesus and say “soul of Christ” we are calling to mind everything that he is to us – his teachings, his life, his passion, and his Resurrection. It is Jesus who intimately desires to draw near to us and wishes for us to share our pain and suffering with him.
As we enjoy our morning cup of coffee, contemplate Jesus who is present to us at every celebration of the Eucharist — what a provocative manner in which the Lord Jesus desires to remain with us. He is the one who said, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19).
Here’s a little rendition of this ancient prayer: