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...Pentecost, in fact happened at that indivisible moment when Christ gave and received all..
For St John, the moment Christ dies is the moment when the power of evil is destroyed, the Descent into hell. It is the moment when he is glorified by the outpouring of the Father's love, the Resurrection, the moment when he is united with the Father, the Ascension, and therefore the moment when he can distribute what he received on all to the end of time, Pentecost.
I could have gazed at that magnificent masterpiece for hours but I simply had to drag myself away back into the world of ... (more)
The Resurrection pinpoints the moment in time when Christ is so possessed by Love, that he is raised up outside of time into a new form of existence, beyond all the laws and limitations of the space-and-time world to which we belong, and into which he was born. Before the Resurrection he was subject to all the restrictions that bind the rest of us. He too could only be in one place at any given moment. Contact with him therefore was necessarily limited to where he happened to be, how long he was going to stay there, and how many other people wanted to see him. Once Love had lifted him out... (more)
Jesus was walking alongside of the Sea of Galilee
when he turned to Simon Peter.and asked him
"Who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter answered Him,
"Why you are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Jesus was pleased with his answer.
So, Jesus turns to the modern day theologian and asks,
"Who do you say that I am?"
The modern day theologian answers,
"Why you are the eschatological manifestation in the ground of our being.
The kerygma, which finds its fulfillment in interpersonal relationships."
And Jesus says,... (more)
...can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy that comes from having many possessions, but it comes from having encountered a Person, Jesus, who is among us.” Pope Francis (Palm Sunday Homily)
As a rule, the Catholic Church focuses more on the cross than the Resurrection but as St. Paul reminds us, the cross has no meaning without the Resurrection. Contemplating Christ’s suffering must always be seen in the light of the sheer joy that came when Jesusvanquished sin and death. It is almost incomprehensible that the Almighty God of the Universe took our sins ... (more)
I am approaching Easter Triduum with joy this year, celebrating His death with the Resurrection in mind because I cannot separate the two anymore. If the priest can sing
"Oh happy fault"
in reference to The Fall, we should all sing, just as St. Paul surely did,
"Oh happy Death".
“O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam
which gained for us so great a Redeemer!”
Just thinking of Christ's death on the cross triggers a huge smile, twinkling eyes and a warm glow in my heart. I am almost giddy because this is the first year in 38 years as a Catholic... (more)
...that seemed impossible or formidable or regrettable that became understandable and shaping – but, those reminders work. The past makes more clear the present and more appealing the future. It’s an “always” thing.
Easter, because it encompasses both Christ’s death and His resurrection, is the reminder of all reminders. Reality, not words. Done, not promised. Accomplished once and for all, not projected.
The actual celebration of Easter, on the other hand, was an odd holiday to me as a child. Dress up and be uncomfortable and a bit bored for a bit . . . and you... (more)
...for it to begin surprising and wondrous changes, I must take the mess to the Creator. He forms the grandeur of the universe from chaotic clutter; He will now bring the awesome galaxies of restoration to the darkness of my broken soul. Yield to Him, pray to Him, then I can know a miracle of resurrection. This is when I find the real beauty of brokenness, that I can be an understanding and compassionate companion to the many that lay in ruins. I can be the triage they need. Brokenness, it allows me a chance to be a healer, and as I heal others, I am restoring myself.
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