What to Do in a Lonely Place

Do you ever experience loneliness? Many of us have felt lonely at some point in our lives, and today, Jeff speaks on the feeling of loneliness. He offers guidance and encouragement on what to do when we feel alone.

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If you feel like you are in a lonely and deserted place, God will meet you in that place. He will love you in that place.


Shownotes

Quotations from the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.

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“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'”

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The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.”

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“The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God’s action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit.”

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Finally, by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all.

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In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: “Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.”


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Meet Your Host: Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives. 

4 Comments

  1. The Roman Catholic Church always taught that Jesus Christ is Truly Present in the Eucharist ..I firmly believe in that doctrine. There are many who do not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist Who is right ?

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  2. Thank you for this podcast. I feel so lonely since my husband passed. I know God is with me especially in the Eurcharist.
    You are a blessing.

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  3. I have never listened to this podcast before, but I stumbled upon it today, and I feel like this episode couldn’t have been at better timing. I live in a very rural place, my husband is gone for work for weeks at a time, and we’ve not been blessed with children. We have no family nearby. There are some days where I am extremely lonely, and I don’t even see another human. I’m on a long stretch of feeling isolated, even from God – sometimes it feels like He’s forgotten about me out here. The part of this episode where you remind us to say, “I am not alone, Jesus is with me” really struck a chord with me. I needed to be reminded of that. I have started saying it anytime I start to feel low, and it helps. Our church doesn’t have Adoration, but I want to start stopping by to pray in front of the tabernacle, and try to attend daily Mass more. Thank you for taking the time to share encouragement with people who find themselves in “the lonely place.”

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  4. My sister committed suicide in May. I wish she could have heard what you said. I wish she would have known that she was not alone. I wish she knew that Jesus was there for her in the Eucharist.

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