I see a woman destroying the serpent at her feet with a crown of twelve stars over her head. I see courage. Her image transforms and she is altered. Now she is walking with sorrow, weeping. She takes me to the feet of the Cross. I see humility. We adore Him, in disbelief that the most perfect person to roam the earth was beaten and hung on a cross to die. I see sacrifice. My mouth dries similar to him in that moment of death on the cross. I see Him. I see Him and I’m not worthy. I adore Him and I’m not worthy. I love Him and I’m not worthy. Just when I thought I wasn’t worthy enough, He offers His whole self to me. The words seep from His mouth “This will be given up for you.” I am transformed by the great mystery. He changes my heart like never before. The grace, the love of Christ. It’s unfathomable and it sets me free, it sets me on fire. How can He die to set me free? I’m not worthy, God. I’m not worthy. I feel Him grab my hand. He puts me to rest and an overwhelming peace enters my heart. There is not a doubt, or worry, or sin that can change this moment. Every day He draws me in, beckoning me. After the mystery feast, there’s an overcoming silence. He pierces into my soul and with great desire He speaks.
Catholic or not, Christ invites you to this great mystery. Christ is thirsting for you on the cross, waiting for you to behold Him on the altar at a Catholic Church near you. Only there will you be able to consume Him and know Him in the most intimate way. If you are Catholic stop missing out on mass. Christ wants to transform you and make him a living saint. As Catherine said, “Be who God created you to be and you will set the world on fire.”