Glorious Cross March 20
All prayer finds its source and summit in the celebration of the Eucharist, where we . . . celebrate the memorial of Christ’s death and resurrection (Const. 17.2).
There is no moment for more clearly expressing our identity as Crosiers than at the Eucharistic table. All our daily activities, including the moments of prayer, are assimilated into the rite of the altar, the “anamnesis” (memorial) of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Around the table, we celebrate the event of our salvation in Christ, giving God thanks. In recalling the Paschal Mystery, we make it present anew in all is saving power. In the presence of the Eucharistic Christ, we associate ourselves with his sacrificial love by offering our own hearts and our commitment to his Kingdom. To say, “Therefore, as we celebrate the memorial of his Death and Resurrection, we offer you, Lord . . . giving thanks that you have held us worthy to be in your presence and minister to you (Eucharistic Prayer II)” is to put the Crosier habit on again and renew our profession in full consciousness. To share the Eucharistic meal is to unite ourselves to Christ and identify ourselves once more as men of the Cross and heralds of its hope in the world.
A fable is a bridge that brings to the truth. (Arab Proverb)