April 25, 2009

Risen Into Our Midst

When the risen Lord appears to the disciples, he can be touched and even eats with them. He is not a ghost or simply a spirit. But he also does not seem to be bound by space or time; he appears in locked rooms and vanishes from sight. Sound odd? It shouldn't; this same mysterious Presence of the Lord remains with us in the Eucharist. My homily for this weekend is posted here.

1 comment:

4narnia said...

first, congratulations on your 100th post to "Praise & Bless," Fr. C! and, thanks so much for another inspiring homily for this weekend! (just to let you know, parts of your homily from last week came up during our scripture study group this morning! those who heard your homily last week really loved it!) my meditation and reflection on this weeks readings leave me with questions we all need to consider, like: what do we feel that we know about God and what still remains unknown? and, also, in how many ways can we testify to the life of Jesus in us? and, how does our belief in the resurrection of the dead personally affect our life and witness? for me, an answer to belief in the resurrection of the dead comes to mind in my simple, humble ministry of serving with the bereavement group. although i do not even know many of those who have passed on to eternal life, i always feel a connection with them afterward when i hear their name mentioned in the prayer of the faithful. i can also see and sense that for the loved ones of the deceased, that they truly appreciate our presence at the Masses. CHRIST IS RISEN! ALLELUIA! PEACE! ~tara t~