Saturday, October 28, 2017

Parable and Conscience Meditation October 28

Liturgy  October 28

From this it follows that every liturgical celebration . . .  is a sacred action surpassing all others; no other action of the Church can equal its efficacy by the same title and to the same degree (SC 7, Vatican II).

            By an immersion in water, Baptism speaks of death and revival:  it brings to life.
            By a touch that subdues, Confirmation speaks of being taken possession of:  it causes possession by the Spirit.
            By an assembly around the altar of sacrifice, the Eucharist speaks of nourishment that creates togetherness:  it brings a whole people together in God.
            By a welcoming touch, Reconciliation speaks of apologies given and accepted:  it reconciles.
            By an exchange of promises, Marriage speaks of mutual commitment:  it makes one flesh of two.
            By a gesture of authorization, Holy Order speaks of designating leadership:  it creates leaders.
            By a strengthening caress, Anointing speaks of healing:  it bring spiritual and physical health.

It's the good sauce that gathers the chairs.  (Baoule)

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