During Poland’s Thanksgiving Day, thousands took part in an open air Holy Mass in Warsaw. Many government officials attended this Holy Mass including President-Elect Andrzej Sebastian Duda.
During Holy Communion a wind blew one of the consecrated Hosts to the ground. The Host rolled until it landed in front of President-Elect Andrzej Duda. Saving the Host from desecration, Duda rushed up and grabbed the Host. He then took the Holy Host and handed it over to Cardinal Nycz, who was celebrating the Mass.
This story/event gives me hope. I pray for the leaders of the world that they govern according to the will of God. Several years now, I have seen only evidence of leaders governing according to their lobbyists, ideologies and to their wallets. Reading about Poland’s President-Elect rescuing the Holy Host gave me a sense that perhaps the tide is turning. Perhaps the new and coming administrations, throughout the world, will govern according to the will of God. And, perhaps we can build a new culture of life.
“Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which is to look out
Christ’s compassion to the world;
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good;
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.” – Saint Teresa of Avila