Immersed in Christ: Saturday, June 12, 2021
When you walk into Church on Sundays, what are you feeling? What are you expecting?
How do you feel about being there? Are you looking forwarding to celebrating? Or just enduring?
The truth is, the Mass is something Jesus does - and we are all there to do it with Him. That's not clear to everyone.
A fresh look at the Mass will give us a new way of seeing ourselves, and because of this, a new way of perceiving our participation in the celebration. We won't be there to "hear" Mass, or even to "follow" the Mass as the priest celebrates it. We will be there to offer the Mass together with Jesus and others - with Christ and as Christ - to offer Jesus to the Father for the life of the human race, and to offer ourselves with Him and
Him: our flesh, with His, "for the life of the world."
The Mass is being renewed. And the Mass is renewing us - whenever and wherever we are willing to let it.
In these posts for the next few weeks. we'll reflect on this and hopefully come away with a renewed vigor and commitment to celebrating the Mass.