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!