As we enter into this Lenten season we will continue to reflect on the Mass through the "Three-Minute Catechesis" series. These
reflections give us insight to the Mass and a bit
of inspiration that will help us live the Eucharist all week long. The
Pope’s says it helps us “to enter into that mystery in every aspect of their lives".
The first article "Why Are We Here?" helps us to focus on giving thanks for what God has already given us rather than what we hope to get out of church.
The most important thing we find when we gather here is the presence of Christ himself. Christ reveals his presence to us in various ways. He is present in our very gathering, living in each of us who are His tabernacles. He is present as the leader of our worship. He speaks directly to us when God's word is proclaimed in our midst. He offers us His own body and blood as our food and drink so that we will be more closely united with Him and with one another.
We come because Christ is here and because he calls us. Through baptism we all became members of his body, and we come here to remember who we are. Here we are reunited with one another and with Him who is our head. And when we leave here, we go forth carrying Christ with us, taking Him to our world that is in such need of his presence and his love. He teaches us and feeds us here to strengthen us to be Christ-bearers all week. Let us go forth from this place to love and serve the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Father Greg Esty
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