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Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
Jesus says he has compassion, thereby declaring himself the almighty God in the flesh, whose compassion is infinite. It is the reason he made us, became incarnate for us, and redeemed us by his blood. For he gave everything for us, showing his love to be infinite. And so also his compassion involves causing his followers to fast. Here, three days in the wilderness with nothing to eat, until he miraculously breaks the fast. And also when his disciples saw him die; how miserable their fast! Yet he broke the three day fast by his resurrection. And in both of these cases the fast was due to the fact that they voluntarily followed him. So let us voluntarily follow him, as sheep to the Shepherd, into our wilderness, confident that he will likewise break our fast. In the meantime let us receive a more miraculous Bread, his holy Body, and his Blood, in the foretaste of the fast's breaking, here in the Sacrament. Sermon for Trinity VII.