Listen: “This is the fruit that took
its origin from the Virgin’s womb and reached savory maturity on the tree of
the cross under the midday heat of the Eternal Sun, that is, the love of Christ
. . . this fruit is served to those who desire it.”
Ponder: Do I desire the fruit of Mary’s
womb, Jesus? How did Mary nurture Jesus to maturity? What nourishment do I take
from the fruit?
Respond: Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of yourself in the Eucharist.