Just some thoughts to maintain in the stillness of this silent day, when all of creation is in quiet. Particularly poignant for our year of St. Joseph: “When embrace was done, Old Joseph said, “How is your Mother, How is your Mother, Son?”
In tomorrow’s Gospel, God wants us to hear Jesus’ response to the Pharisees. Several times Jesus repeats ‘truly, truly’ which means LISTEN! What message does Jesus want me to hear?
That He is God’s only begotten Son and does nothing without the Father. He does God’s will. It is the Father showing the Son what He wants for us: healing, relief, love. New life.
By our Baptism we have ‘the principal role’ and duty, on behalf of all of creation, to assist each other in living holier lives. Through this “a more human manner of living is promoted in this earthly society”. Baptism matters.
God is working in so many people’s lives right now. He has a special affection for those suffering, like what a parent feels when their child cries those huge alligator tears. It comes from a special space in His heart. And we all have a little of that in our hearts too, made in His image. What if we were to embrace that rather than suppress or avoid it?
We must first recognize saintliness to be one. The work of salvation is merely a disposition of heart. No one is perfected in isolation of the other; we are perfected together. Saints in our midst.
This triduum kicks off a month of recalling our loved ones who have gone before us. It is a time of remembering and of healing. At the surface, we sorrow for our loss of their presence in our lives. Underneath, we sorrow for all the important conversations that didn’t take place when they were with us, but needed to…