June 3, 2018

Jun 5, 2018

We lose touch with that so easily.  We so easily enter into this as a common and ordinary experience – like going to dunkin donuts.  We treat it like an egalitarian encounter – instead of the transcendent intimacy with God that it is.  And we all need to grow in that. 

          And I think one of the principal ways we grow in that is through profound reverence – through thinking about what we do here – through entering fully into the Sacrifice through prayers and songs and silence, through our actions and postures of reverence – especially before and after we receive holy communion, we do it through our dress, through a deliberate act of the will to surrender ourselves in fear and awe to the greatness of God that we encounter here. 

We do it through a worthy reception of Holy Communion – through fasting before Mass, through the Confession of our mortal sins before Mass.  We enter into this Sacrifice by not allowing anything to separate us from it –

Which is why the Church always provides merciful remedies for our sins that separate us from full communion with God.  Which is why we have Confessions – it’s why if we were Married outside of the Church or need an annulment, the solution is readily available, just come and talk to me and we will make it right… All of it to bring us back to full communion with God. 

Nothing, nothing in our lives is worth being separated from Jesus for – we need Him, desperately in our lives, to lift us up out of the crazy, and to place us into His divine presence of healing, love, and peace.  That’s what we celebrate here.  And I think it’s something we all need to grow in.  I know I do. 

Let us then truly prepare our minds and hearts to receive the bread of angels, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, with reverence, humility, contrition, and devotion – not just as something nice to do, but as it truly is, for the salvation of our souls.  God help us all! +

We lose touch with that so easily.  We so easily enter into this as a common and ordinary experience – like going to dunkin donuts.  We treat it like an egalitarian encounter – instead of the transcendent intimacy with God that it is.  And we all need to grow in that. 

          And I think one of the principal ways we grow in that is through profound reverence – through thinking about what we do here – through entering fully into the Sacrifice through prayers and songs and silence, through our actions and postures of reverence – especially before and after we receive holy communion, we do it through our dress, through a deliberate act of the will to surrender ourselves in fear and awe to the greatness of God that we encounter here. 

We do it through a worthy reception of Holy Communion – through fasting before Mass, through the Confession of our mortal sins before Mass.  We enter into this Sacrifice by not allowing anything to separate us from it –

Which is why the Church always provides merciful remedies for our sins that separate us from full communion with God.  Which is why we have Confessions – it’s why if we were Married outside of the Church or need an annulment, the solution is readily available, just come and talk to me and we will make it right… All of it to bring us back to full communion with God. 

Nothing, nothing in our lives is worth being separated from Jesus for – we need Him, desperately in our lives, to lift us up out of the crazy, and to place us into His divine presence of healing, love, and peace.  That’s what we celebrate here.  And I think it’s something we all need to grow in.  I know I do. 

Let us then truly prepare our minds and hearts to receive the bread of angels, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, with reverence, humility, contrition, and devotion – not just as something nice to do, but as it truly is, for the salvation of our souls.  God help us all! + 

We lose touch with that so easily.  We so easily enter into this as a common and ordinary experience – like going to dunkin donuts.  We treat it like an egalitarian encounter – instead of the transcendent intimacy with God that it is.  And we all need to grow in that. 

          And I think one of the principal ways we grow in that is through profound reverence – through thinking about what we do here – through entering fully into the Sacrifice through prayers and songs and silence, through our actions and postures of reverence – especially before and after we receive holy communion, we do it through our dress, through a deliberate act of the will to surrender ourselves in fear and awe to the greatness of God that we encounter here. 

We do it through a worthy reception of Holy Communion – through fasting before Mass, through the Confession of our mortal sins before Mass.  We enter into this Sacrifice by not allowing anything to separate us from it –

Which is why the Church always provides merciful remedies for our sins that separate us from full communion with God.  Which is why we have Confessions – it’s why if we were Married outside of the Church or need an annulment, the solution is readily available, just come and talk to me and we will make it right… All of it to bring us back to full communion with God. 

Nothing, nothing in our lives is worth being separated from Jesus for – we need Him, desperately in our lives, to lift us up out of the crazy, and to place us into His divine presence of healing, love, and peace.  That’s what we celebrate here.  And I think it’s something we all need to grow in.  I know I do. 

Let us then truly prepare our minds and hearts to receive the bread of angels, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, with reverence, humility, contrition, and devotion – not just as something nice to do, but as it truly is, for the salvation of our souls.  God help us all! + 

We lose touch with that so easily.  We so easily enter into this as a common and ordinary experience – like going to dunkin donuts.  We treat it like an egalitarian encounter – instead of the transcendent intimacy with God that it is.  And we all need to grow in that. 

          And I think one of the principal ways we grow in that is through profound reverence – through thinking about what we do here – through entering fully into the Sacrifice through prayers and songs and silence, through our actions and postures of reverence – especially before and after we receive holy communion, we do it through our dress, through a deliberate act of the will to surrender ourselves in fear and awe to the greatness of God that we encounter here. 

We do it through a worthy reception of Holy Communion – through fasting before Mass, through the Confession of our mortal sins before Mass.  We enter into this Sacrifice by not allowing anything to separate us from it –

Which is why the Church always provides merciful remedies for our sins that separate us from full communion with God.  Which is why we have Confessions – it’s why if we were Married outside of the Church or need an annulment, the solution is readily available, just come and talk to me and we will make it right… All of it to bring us back to full communion with God. 

Nothing, nothing in our lives is worth being separated from Jesus for – we need Him, desperately in our lives, to lift us up out of the crazy, and to place us into His divine presence of healing, love, and peace.  That’s what we celebrate here.  And I think it’s something we all need to grow in.  I know I do. 

Let us then truly prepare our minds and hearts to receive the bread of angels, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, with reverence, humility, contrition, and devotion – not just as something nice to do, but as it truly is, for the salvation of our souls.  God help us all! + 

We lose touch with that so easily.  We so easily enter into this as a common and ordinary experience – like going to dunkin donuts.  We treat it like an egalitarian encounter – instead of the transcendent intimacy with God that it is.  And we all need to grow in that. 

          And I think one of the principal ways we grow in that is through profound reverence – through thinking about what we do here – through entering fully into the Sacrifice through prayers and songs and silence, through our actions and postures of reverence – especially before and after we receive holy communion, we do it through our dress, through a deliberate act of the will to surrender ourselves in fear and awe to the greatness of God that we encounter here. 

We do it through a worthy reception of Holy Communion – through fasting before Mass, through the Confession of our mortal sins before Mass.  We enter into this Sacrifice by not allowing anything to separate us from it –

Which is why the Church always provides merciful remedies for our sins that separate us from full communion with God.  Which is why we have Confessions – it’s why if we were Married outside of the Church or need an annulment, the solution is readily available, just come and talk to me and we will make it right… All of it to bring us back to full communion with God. 

Nothing, nothing in our lives is worth being separated from Jesus for – we need Him, desperately in our lives, to lift us up out of the crazy, and to place us into His divine presence of healing, love, and peace.  That’s what we celebrate here.  And I think it’s something we all need to grow in.  I know I do. 

Let us then truly prepare our minds and hearts to receive the bread of angels, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, with reverence, humility, contrition, and devotion – not just as something nice to do, but as it truly is, for the salvation of our souls.  God help us all! + 

We lose touch with that so easily.  We so easily enter into this as a common and ordinary experience – like going to dunkin donuts.  We treat it like an egalitarian encounter – instead of the transcendent intimacy with God that it is.  And we all need to grow in that. 

          And I think one of the principal ways we grow in that is through profound reverence – through thinking about what we do here – through entering fully into the Sacrifice through prayers and songs and silence, through our actions and postures of reverence – especially before and after we receive holy communion, we do it through our dress, through a deliberate act of the will to surrender ourselves in fear and awe to the greatness of God that we encounter here. 

We do it through a worthy reception of Holy Communion – through fasting before Mass, through the Confession of our mortal sins before Mass.  We enter into this Sacrifice by not allowing anything to separate us from it –

Which is why the Church always provides merciful remedies for our sins that separate us from full communion with God.  Which is why we have Confessions – it’s why if we were Married outside of the Church or need an annulment, the solution is readily available, just come and talk to me and we will make it right… All of it to bring us back to full communion with God. 

Nothing, nothing in our lives is worth being separated from Jesus for – we need Him, desperately in our lives, to lift us up out of the crazy, and to place us into His divine presence of healing, love, and peace.  That’s what we celebrate here.  And I think it’s something we all need to grow in.  I know I do. 

Let us then truly prepare our minds and hearts to receive the bread of angels, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, with reverence, humility, contrition, and devotion – not just as something nice to do, but as it truly is, for the salvation of our souls.  God help us all! + 

We lose touch with that so easily.  We so easily enter into this as a common and ordinary experience – like going to dunkin donuts.  We treat it like an egalitarian encounter – instead of the transcendent intimacy with God that it is.  And we all need to grow in that. 

          And I think one of the principal ways we grow in that is through profound reverence – through thinking about what we do here – through entering fully into the Sacrifice through prayers and songs and silence, through our actions and postures of reverence – especially before and after we receive holy communion, we do it through our dress, through a deliberate act of the will to surrender ourselves in fear and awe to the greatness of God that we encounter here. 

We do it through a worthy reception of Holy Communion – through fasting before Mass, through the Confession of our mortal sins before Mass.  We enter into this Sacrifice by not allowing anything to separate us from it –

Which is why the Church always provides merciful remedies for our sins that separate us from full communion with God.  Which is why we have Confessions – it’s why if we were Married outside of the Church or need an annulment, the solution is readily available, just come and talk to me and we will make it right… All of it to bring us back to full communion with God. 

Nothing, nothing in our lives is worth being separated from Jesus for – we need Him, desperately in our lives, to lift us up out of the crazy, and to place us into His divine presence of healing, love, and peace.  That’s what we celebrate here.  And I think it’s something we all need to grow in.  I know I do. 

Let us then truly prepare our minds and hearts to receive the bread of angels, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, with reverence, humility, contrition, and devotion – not just as something nice to do, but as it truly is, for the salvation of our souls.  God help us all! + 

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