Wednesday, March 31, 2010

As We Prepare to Celebrate the Triduum

Take It All In

Dear Readers:

Tomorrow starts the Easter Triduum, the main event, as it were, for the Christian Church.  We celebrate the institution of the Eucharist with the Last Supper, then the Passion and Death of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and then his Glorious Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

There has been much distraction as the Main Stream Media have jumped on fictitious stories of our beloved Pontiff, and have made much noise about the sexual abuse scandal, which though real and sad, is mainly old news.  However, it has been distracting.  As My Dear Wife commented to me the other day, the timing of this distraction is at least curious, and not surprising.  Do not let it move your focus away from the spiritual wonders of this season.

Should you receive Communion at any time this weekend, remember that it is truly the Body and Blood of Jesus, the one who bled and died and then arose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures.  Remember too, that He did it just for you.  If you were the only one on the face of the earth, you would have had to condemn Him, nail Him to the cross, then take Him down, place Him behind the stone, and finally discover that He was truly risen from the dead.  After that, like Thomas, He would have invited you to put your fingers into His wounds.

How much does Jesus love you?

See His outstretched arms.  That's how much.

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