Because today’s gospel reading is about Jesus meeting the disciples on the road to Emmanus, I’ve been remembering this painting that I saw during my latest visit to Paris.
“The Presence of God is an applying of our spirit to God, or a realization of God as present, which is borne home to us either by the imagination or by the understanding.” ― Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God
It’s already very late on Easter Sunday and so, happy Easter! Today I have been reflecting on the real presence of persons and the real presence of Christ. May the physical distance between persons from one another and from the sacraments startle us to greater awe and reverence for them both. Continue reading “Real Presence”
Tonight I went to St. Maurice Church in Ottawa, which has been holding drive-in Eucharistic Adoration as well as drive-through confessions on Friday evenings.
As the sun began to set, cars lined up around the church in an orderly fashion as parish volunteers wearing high visibility vests conducted traffic as they waved a hockey stick in one hand and dangled a rosary in the other. Yes, passers by caught sight of the peculiar witness. Continue reading “The longest line I’ve seen during Covid-19”
“In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.” – John 14:18
Continue reading “Between Ascension and Pentecost”
This evening I read for my first time John Henry Newman’s Sermon 15 on “The Principle of Continuity between the Jewish and Christian Churches.” Continue reading “Newman: “The Jewish Church and the Christian Church are one””