The Most Holy Day of Days

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”

What Goes In…What Comes Out: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

For those of you who go fishing for catfish, you know that, right out of the water, catfish meat tastes like the mud and scum the fish has been swimming in. To get that taste out, one needs to soak that fish – preferably alive – in fresh water. Willingly or not, the things around one are absorbed within…when we were young, Mom & Dad would listen to oldies on the radio in the car, and while we said we greatly disliked that kind of music, we could sing many of those songs verbatim. Willingly or not, the things around one are absorbed within.

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