Sunday, April 9, 2017
This morning when I heard the reading of the passion I noticed something that I hadn't before. It sys that the saints that werre in their tombs were raised and coming forth from their tombs after His ressurection, they entered the holy city and appeared to many. I know that I have heard this many times, but I don't think I ever really noticed it. I didn't give it lot of thought. What were these people like? Who did they approach? Did they get to stay in the world for a long time?
I am not young. I have heard this reading year after year, and yet today I was struck by this particular part of it in a new way. Our Faith never gets old! It's as new and exciting and vibrant as the Easter Sunday when Jesus stepped from the tomb.
The Holy Spirit is forever blessing us with new graces and we are reborn at every Mass when we receive His sacred Body and Blood.
The Sacraments are the manifestation of His working in us and this renewal. Real, physical, tangible conduits of His Grace that are for us in every time and season. These are things that never change, yet they change us. This brings me to my knees. It brings me to the cross and to His presence in the Blessed Sacrament. Oh, heart, if you could truly conceive of how miraculous and amazing this Love is and how complete this Mercy, you would burst with the incomparabe Joy of it all.