In today's first reading from Romans 8, Paul is convinced that nothing can possibly separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. He's very emphatic about this and I am willing to go along with him. Knowing that someone cares for you is always a consolation. Knowing that God loves you should bring great elation to the heart! The gift of the Holy Eucharist instituted by the Lord affirms his love for us, and I received it this morning with a special joy and appreciation. Would that the world were aware of the everlasting love of Christ for us!