I just returned from Holy Thursday.
A Mass, yes, but more than that. It is a time for remembering what Jesus did on that evening so many years ago. From a favorite song, “We remember that You loved us, to your death, and still we celebrate for You are with us still.”
We washed feet…with our tears..
We prepared for the remembering of His death. Even the modern nature of this photo brings home the idea of death and dismemberment that Jesus suffered in His Precious Body. I wonder how many would cringe more at the “death” of a number of inanimate objects than at Jesus’ death.
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I thinks this may look a little like the tomb Jesus was placed in….the rolling stone.
It looks rather permanent.
the good news is that….
We anticipate His rising and coming again in Glory….we Watch and Wait and Pray.
Easter will be here soon, but we Catholics don’t celebrate one day…we have a whole Easter Season to ponder, in a special way, and with the words of Scripture, what this gift of New Life means to us.
In fact, the whole calendar year has a special name…the Liturgical Calendar.
When we participate in Liturgy, we take part in the Life of Christ through hearing His Words, and Eating His Body and Drinking His Blood. We do what He did and what He told us to do, to remember Him, to have Life in us. We can do no more important thing in our life, than to join our hearts, minds, souls and bodies to His.
His Kingdom will come in His time…..but for now, as for me and my house, we serve the Lord. We follow Him. We listen and obey. oh….so much to tell……about the story of the Catholic Faith. We are a Family, and we have a story to tell.
Back to Who says….and why so many? We are a BIG family with a LONG history with LOTS of exciting stories and news to share. The stories were written..or rather some of them. But scripture tells us that not all were written. But they were important nevertheless, and remembered, and passed on as well. Traditions. Just like in our families today.
There are many others who can give you the details about Tradition, as the Church teaches and remembers. I just know that it is important to never forget, and I’m glad there are those who remembered for me. because…..”I Love to Tell the Story…of Jesus’ Love for You!”