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March 17, 2008

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Ann

A`beautiful reflection indeed. Placing ourselves in God's hands is not risking anything, but it is rather trusting everything that comes our way as the work of Divine providence as He shapes us and draws us to Himself. The altar moment as you describe it is wonderful

Ann

A`beautiful reflection indeed. Placing ourselves in God's hands is not risking anything, but it is rather trusting everything that comes our way as the work of Divine providence as He shapes us and draws us to Himself. The altar moment as you describe it is wonderful

Carol

Beautiful, DDW. Though they be absolutely astounding in depth as they unfold over time, as we come to see where He is present and has consistently been working in our lives, His affirmations are deeply quiet. In that quiet, one has the option to miss them, lest our free will be breached and we feel threatened to not go to Him. That gentleness alone is astounding, for God is God.

But His new commandment was resoundingly quiet, as were His beatitudes. He gave us His Mother as our own as the flesh she gave Him was dying on the Cross, and sent us the Comforter to pray within us and remind us of all He said. He gave us the model of His own earthly life in the Church and arranged for Her to house, feed and raise us--day by day, sacrament by sacrament--unto risen life, under the pleadings of Mary, the protection of Joseph. Gentle and quiet, all, but so powerful in love, satan is beside himself with rage at Christ's mystical Body. We are free to choose Gestas' gnashing defeat, or Dysmas' gentle, honest being surprised by Mercy.

Seems to me He even gives us His clothes--the linens on the altar, and those on a casket, and those on baptizees, are the same as that which Mary wove for Him, the same that He was stripped of which later was gambled for, the same as wrapped His Body, which were burst through in victory.

"Perhaps the best way to begin Holy Week is simply to allow all to be well with your soul and rest in the knowledge of God's nearness.." -- Yes. Amen.

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