Ah, this post speaks my heart! I am also wishing to have been there. You have to listen to "Why" by Natalie Nordeman! Your post reminds me of that song (which I wrote about like a week ago haha)! ;-)
I am pulling up the song now, Gabriela! Thank you for sharing that! Crazy we wrote about similar things - it's this whole Lent deal... it's in the air! It's good though. He's moving hearts. Shaking things up. Our God's not dead!!!! Bless you XO
You do go to the original Good friday at every Mass. Brittany, I think when the reality of what the Mass is really experienced by us AS reality then we will be living in reality. That sounds confusing but re-read it. Until my experience of the source and summit of the Christian life which is the Eucharist (the very reason Jesus came, to GIVE Himself perpetually "This is My Body, do this in memory of me") becomes in tune with the way GOD sees it then I am not yet living in reality. The new Heavens and the new Earth will come when the Eucharistic reign comes, when all hearts adore Him in the Eucharist with such ARDOR and LOVE that there will be no difference between Heaven and Earth. "Behold, I make all things new." When you take your kids to Adoration, you DO take them to calvary because Jesus is present under all of His forms. You take them to calvary, tabor, bethany, nazareth, the jordan, the Heart of the Father... you take them to all of these places by faith (which is certain knowledge beyond vision based on the authority of God's Word) so let Jesus take them into these mysteries. TRUST that He really is filling your boys with special graces, with understanding, insight, and wisdom. My gosh, what could possibly delight Jesus more, what could console Him more than having the presence of pure innocence in His presence? Children console the heart of God. YOU - you become a child and YOU first go to calvary. YOU experience it, YOU be there, YOU console Him and where MAMA goes her sons will go, both following in her train and collected in her heart. Believe the Eucharist is everything.. because it is everything. CCC paragraph 1324. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c1a3.htm there's your homework and daily meditation for the rest of your life. "The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch." Source and Summit?? the WHOLE spiritual good of the Church??? Wha?! How do we not cry for joy every time we even think about the Eucharist, much less adore Him in His Sacred Presence?? Would you take your kids to calvary? O Brittany! How many times they have already been! And as many times have they consoled the heart of Jesus - these, YOUR SONS. And YOU! Jesus in the Eucharist loves, desires, thirsts for, NEEDS our real presence. He deserves our company. His Real Presence - just in simply justice, let alone LOVE! - merits our own. So I say all of this to a future Saint raising future Saints. There is nothing better you can do for your boys than take them to calvary. In fact, calvary has come to you and the heart beat of the man of Golgotha beats with desire for your presence and "Brittany's little ones." He burns for you, your holocaust, your PASCH, your entire spiritual good. The Eucharistic Victim, slave of love perpetually present in the tabernacle blazing with desire to be exposed in the monstrance for all to see and adore His holy face which "shines like the sun."
This is quite beautiful.. http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/03/coming-to-fulfil-what-is-written-of-me/Happy Feast!
Thanks for leaving some comment love! I enjoy hearing what you have to say... and others do too! XO