Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Ultimate Journey

And so it begins.

The most solemn and mysterious, yet joyful and majestic three days in the Church year.

We take a journey not to just our own parishes during the Sacred Triduum.

We become, even more so than any other time, a transcendent being.

We are in Jerusalem.

We are in the Upper Room.

We are in the Garden of Gethsemane in the Kidron Valley.

We are amongst the assembled with the Sanhedrin.

We are outside the praetorium of Pontius Pilate.

We are in the crowd, affirming our assent, concurring with the sentence.

We are traveling the "Via Dolorosa".

We are at Calvary.

We are at the tomb.

Now, more than ever, we actively participate in the first Mass.

Now, more than ever, we see a glimpse of Heaven even while it seems Hell is here on Earth.

Are you there?

Are you ready?

"Ecce homo."

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