Thursday, April 14, 2016

To Realize

We were struck by the power of these words from the collect from this morning’s Mass:

Almighty ever-living God,
let us feel your compassion more readily
during these days when, by your gift,
we have known it more fully...

During these days of the Easter Season, we celebrate above all the compassion of our God who came to rescue us from all traps and dead ends. In the tender condescension of his mercy, Jesus died for us in bitter shame and anguish and was raised so that we might always know that compassion and forgiveness are always ours. He has trampled down death by death. Truly in the Resurrection of Jesus we know most fully the compassion of God, and yet we long to feel this compassion more readily- to know and believe in the depths of our hearts that Jesus died and rose so that we would never suffer the burden of believing ourselves unloved, forgotten or un-forgiven. 

Photograph by Brother Brian.