Friday, May 26, 2017

Parable and Conscience Meditation May 26

Glorious Cross  May 26

(The Crosier) prays the Liturgy of the Hours in common and celebrates the Eucharist . . . with a paschal joy that expresses the spirituality of the Glorious Cross (Profile of the Congolese Crosier).

Instinctively from the moment of their first experience of the Risen Christ, the disciples of the  Acts of the Apostles felt a profound sentiment of gratitude to God.  They expressed that essentially through a liturgical life, going to the Temple for the “prayers” and to their homes for the “breaking of the bread.”  This dynamic of gratitude characterized their fraternal life and each Christian community down through history.  The principal assembly of the Christians is the liturgy where they make the memorial of the Death and Resurrection of Christ through seven sacred signs.  At the heart of these signs is the Eucharist, around which is celebrated the Liturgy of the Hours.  The Hours are fixed moments of the day when Christians enter into the eternal prayer of intercession that Christ prays before his Father, a redeeming prayer of praise, thanksgiving and intercession. So Christians and the whole world, are exposed at every moment to the blessing of the Glorious Cross.  The Hours lead to the Eucharistic table for the most explicit celebration of the Paschal Mystery.  Around the table, Christians make present the Glorious Cross of Jesus, remembering his Death and Resurrection by listening to the Word and sharing in the sacrificial meal.  This Eucharistic action makes efficacious the paschal joy celebrated.

The dog does not forget its master.  (Bangala)

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