It is good to see that the front of church is getting more and more full of young families bringing their little ones closer to the altar and sharing with them the beauty and Truth of their faith with Joy!
Yes, it is a wonderful sight to see all the young growing families up close to Jesus on the altar in His Body and Blood as well as listening to the Word/Jesus coming to us and healing us and ministering to us. Today the Word was taken from the Sermon on the Mount in which Jesus takes the laws and makes them even more black and white and clears up any greyness that might have been accepted. Make peace with your brother, marriage is for keeps always and forever, return injury with LOVE... a lot of challenging and hard things we are called to do!
How I pray that our huge mob worshiping together can speak volumes to others that being open to LIFE and raising LIGHTS is a wonderful request that our Church makes of us! It is truly "God's Wisdom, mysterious, hidden," that the Church holds out to us to help us on the journey to heaven forever with Jesus! Yes, God has truly revealed to our family through The Holy Spirit speaking through Pat - "The world needs lights."
What eye has not seen, what ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him, this God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God. I Corinthians 2:8-10
Quite the thought of scrutinizing the depths of God! That would take a lifetime of so much each day of our journey and I experience this Truth each day!
May we reach out for the life-giving waters we are surrounded by as we carry/drag our Most Cherished Cross down the narrow path after our Lord, who is LOVE/LIFE/LIGHT for us to then take and share with all those around us most especially those in our domestic Church/family!
Jesus, how I long to be a better follower of yours. May I die to self and allow the Holy Spirit to come alive for me each day of this journey! Thank you for your unwavering LOVE for me as we look to you...The Way, the Truth, and the LIFE! Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
Photo: Pope Francis during the Holy Mass of Pentecost Sunday in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on 15 May 2016.