Thursday, March 24, 2016
Fasting, Prayer, and Work DAY 4
Day 4 and my fast is going very well. This morning I was having flavored waters and teas but late afternoon I decided to begin juicing and drinking my infused water. ( I was forgetting to drink my water!!!)
We also got our deep spring cleaning done! The boys helped me deep clean the entire house. We dusted and washed everything in sight. We organized, rearranged things, and even put aside donation items and some books to sell at our homeschool groups used book sale. I'm feeling very tired tonight but I sat down after the dinner cleanup and reflected on The Last Supper on this Holy Thursday, 2016.
Jesus spoke extremely powerful words when He proclaimed, “take and eat for this is my body.” And, “take and drink for this is my blood.” Then he commanded the disciples “do this in memory of me."
It was at that moment that he gave us The Blessed Eucharist to be celebrated until the end of time.
When trying to explain the Eucharist to the Roman Emperor around 155AD, St. Justin did not mince his words: “For we do not receive these things as common bread or common drink; but as Jesus Christ our Savior being incarnate by God’s word took flesh and blood for our salvation, so also we have been taught that the food consecrated by the word of prayer which comes from him . . . is the flesh and blood of that incarnate Jesus.”
How can Jesus give us his flesh to eat???? I really like the way Dr. Italy (Marcellino D'Ambrosio) explains it in this way:
Early this morning I prepared a pitcher of cucumber, lemon, basil water and I had a 12 oz glass followed by a second 12 oz glass 30 minutes later. I was so busy with the house cleaning that I wasn't mindful of my water consumption earlier in the day.
I took a much needed rest from our cleaning and did a warm water enema immediately followed by a coffee enema. Also had some quiet time reading THE IMMITATION OF CHRIST.
Early evening I made 32 ounces of pineapple beet juice.
My final juice of the day was this delicious green juice made with cilantro, asparagus, cauliflower, lemon, and cucumber.
Reflections on today and things I noticed the past 2 days:
Last night my sleep was restless. I woke up two different times--not happy about that. I had hoped to get much needed rest last night. But when I finally woke up in the morning I had no problem jumping out of bed and starting my day. I also forgotten to mention in my last post that I've been experiencing a lot of post-nasal drip and a very slight runny nose.
+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for a day spent working and praying. Feeling very satisfied and extremely blessed--but tired!