The Most Holy Day of Days

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The altar over the tomb of Christ in Jerusalem, which reads, “Surrexit. Non est hic. Ecce locus ubi posuerunt eum.” (He has arisen. He is not here. Behold the place where they put him.)

“On this most holy days of days” as the hymn Ye Sons and Daughters states, our hearts should be full of joy. For Christians, Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection is the most important day of the whole year. It is the day when we recall the most important words ever spoken in the history of the world, from the first moment of time until last: He is risen. He is not here. Perhaps some, even among the Christian faithful, might find these words a little over-dramatized, yet I would beg to differ because, when we really consider this moment in context, words simply fail to capture this epic moment. Continue reading “The Most Holy Day of Days”

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The Heart of the Gospel: The 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

One of the first days on the job during a summer in college spent doing landscaping, I was asked to remove some grass from a lawn to begin a garden.  My foreman pointed to a small machine that I had loaded onto the truck that morning. As I pulled the sodcutter off the truck, I looked it over slowly and repeatedly after assuring my foreman that I “knew what I was doing”. After he explained how the machine worked, I was able to use it more effectively. Continue reading “The Heart of the Gospel: The 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time”