Skip to comments.THY WILL BE DONE(Catholic/Orthodox Caucus meditaion St Peter Julian Eymard)
Posted on 12/15/2007 10:13:54 AM PST by stfassisi
Our Father THY WILL BE DONE A Meditation by St. Peter Julian Eymard
Our Father Who are in Heaven in the heaven of the Eucharist, to You Who are seated on the throne of grace and love, be benediction, and honor, and power and glory for ever and ever!
Hallowed be Your Name first in ourselves, through the spirit of Your humility, obedience, and charity. May we in all humility and zeal make You known, loved, and adored by all men in the Holy Eucharist,
Thy Kingdom Come Thy Eucharistic kingdom. Rule Thou alone forever over us for Your greater glory through the power of Your love, the triumph of Your virtues, and the grace of a Eucharistic vocation in my state as a layman. Grant us the grace and mission of Your holy love so that we may be able to effectively extend Your Eucharistic kingdom everywhere and realize the desire you expressed: I have come to cast fire on the earth; and what would I, but that it be kindled? Oh! that we might be the incendiaries of this heavenly fire!
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven Grant us the grace to find all our joy in wanting You alone, in desiring You alone, and in thinking of You alone. Grant that by denying of ourselves always and in all things, we may find light and life in obeying Your good, acceptable and perfect Will. I will what You will. I will it because You will it. I will it as You will it. I will it as long as You will it. Perish our thoughts and desires if they are not purely from You, for You and in You.
Give us this day our daily bread You are our Eucharistic Lord and You alone will be our food and clothing, our riches and glory, our remedy in illness, and our protection against all evil. You will be all things to us.
And forgive us our trespasses Forgive me Jesus, for I am sorry for all my sins just as they stand in your eyes.
As we forgive those who trespass against us For anyone who has offended us in any way, with our whole heart we forgive them and desire for them the gifts of Your love.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil Deliver us Jesus, from the demon of pride, impurity, discord and complacency. Deliver us from the cares and worries of life so that with a pure heart and a free mind we may joyfully spend our life and devote all that we are and all that we have in the service of our Eucharistic Lord.
Amen. In You, O Lord Jesus, have I hoped; let me not be confounded forever. You alone are good. You alone are powerful. You alone are eternal. To You alone be honor and glory, love and thanksgiving forever and ever.
This is a nice meditation but it also provides an opportunity to point out a couple of Western/Latin problems.
Notice that the author writes “...but deliver us from evil....” and goes on to speak of various demons. The Greek of the NT reads “deliver us from the Evil One”. The distinction is not a fine one and has had a great impact on the way the West views the world, to its detriment these days. Because the West does not comprehend the nature of the Evil One, we find ourselves lead by men like George Bush who trumpet that the demonic Mohammedanism is TROP and extremism isn’t endemic in that cult. The East understands Evil, the West doesn’t.
“In You, O Lord Jesus, have I hoped; let me not be confounded forever. You alone are good. You alone are powerful. You alone are eternal. To You alone be honor and glory, love and thanksgiving forever and ever.”
Though I doubt the author intends to express a heretical viewpoint, ascribing these attributes of God to Christ “alone” and not in union with the Father and the Holy Spirit, is a denial of the Trinity. The Church has been plagued by Anti-Trinitarianism throughout its history. Sadly, especially since Vatican II, the Roman Church has used these sorts of exclamations with a degree of regularity which is alarming. Hopefully it is merely an indication of sloppy and/or pretentious religiosity and not real heresy.
I interpret... Deliver us Jesus, from the demon of pride, impurity, discord and complacency as all part of the essence of the evil one
My guess you're reading more into something that is purely meant as a meditation that is centered around Eucharist?
I do appreciate your concern though.
I wish you a Blessed day!
This is because the West and especially the Good ole US follow the Religion of Pluralism.The US was founded upon the religion of Pluralism
Dr John Rao the historian long with others outline this perfectly. Pluralism is not compatible with Eastern or Western Catholicism/Orthodoxy.
Worth reading and very accurate
I think it kind of slides into “Jesus alone” toward the end, but in the preceding portions it is rather clear that the praise is for the Father to Whom the Eucharistic Kingdom belongs.
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