Monday, March 21, 2011

Gathering Together To Meet Christ

The topic of this reflection in Lent and Easter , Wisdom from Thomas Merton is  sacred liturgy.

"Liturgy is a work in which the Church collaborates with the divine Redeemer, renewing on her altars the sacred mysteries which are the life and salvation of mankind, uttering again the life-giving words that are capable of saving and transforming our souls., blessing again the sick and the possessed, and preaching His Gospel to the poor." (page 24)

The question I am asked to reflect upon is, "What do you love about celebrating the liturgy with your faith community?:

My faith community is "family."  We gather to share our life experience.  We offer each other support.  We are on the Journey and we know it.  It is one of life's treasures given and accepted as reality!  For me it is affirming my belief that I have been redeemed, once for all by our Savior Jesus Christ.  It is a celebration of life and eternal life.  I have a "genealogy" that takes me to the root of salvation and I am privileged to share that with other believers in praising God.

Thanks be to God!


  1. Good morning sweet and dear friend, Cathy!!!!

    Thank you for coming by to visit. I love your words here, and my joy in sharing the word of God is to be with anyone willing to open their heart to Christ. In my home, at the workplace, on the street! He is everywhere, but to celebrate in humility and with an open heart, that is WHERE I want to be. May our Lord bless you spirit and keep you REACHING UPWARD and OUTWARD...PRAISE GOD!!! Anita


This has become a new adventure. One in which I will try to express my journey with providence.