Friday, July 24, 2009

"...the Eucharist is an 'ultimate mystery,' a sacramental consummation, 'the goal and term of life.' The Eucharist is the summit of Christian pilgrimage. And when this final stage of sacramental life has been achieved, there is nothing else that man may desire or need. In this mystery or sacrament, not only are the gifts of the Spirit granted and received, but the Risen Lord Himself is present. One cannot move farther. When Christ is in us, what else can we seek? Christ abides in the communicants. This is a 'perfect sacrament,' more perfect than any other, the beginning and the end of all blessings, the ultimate goal of all human aspirations. God is united with us 'in a most perfect union,' and nothing can be more perfect than this marvelous conjunction..." ~ Fr. Georges Florovsky

1 comment:

s-p said...

Beautiful. I wish I could touch that as I recieve. sigh....