Born an Original

“Born an Original”
A reflection on Ephesians 1:3-6 and the wisdom of Blessed Carlo Acutis
Solemnity of Corpus Christi
©️2023 by Gloria M. Chang

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will, for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved.

Ephesians 1:3-6

Highway to Heaven

Blessed Carlo Acutis (1991-2006)

“The Eucharist is my highway to heaven.”

Blessed Carlo Acutis

The beloved millennial saint and patron of the Eucharistic revival, Blessed Carlo Acutis, died of leukemia when he was only fifteen years old. Yet, in his brief life, the Lord gifted him with divine wisdom beyond his years. Some of Blessed Carlo’s most memorable quotes include the following:

“Our destination must be what is infinite, not what is finite. Infinity is our homeland. We have been expected in Heaven since time immemorial.”

“The more Eucharist we receive, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on earth we will have a foretaste of heaven.”

“All are born with their own originality, but many die as photocopies.”

You’re born an original
From time immemorial—
The Father’s one and only,
Beloved from eternity.


Official Website of Blessed Carlo Acutis

International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles, Panel A

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