Sunday, May 26, 2019

His Beauty

Jesus tells us in this morning's Gospel from Saint John: Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. It is Jesus' delight and deep desire to be with us, among us, within us always. 

The incomprehensible beauty of this reality is made real for us in the Sacred Liturgy. As the document from The Pontifical Council for Culture reminds us, The beauty of the love of Christ comes to meet us each day not only through the example of the saints but more so through the holy liturgy, especially in the celebration of the Eucharist where the Mystery becomes present and illuminates with meaning and beauty all our existence. This is the extraordinary means by which our Savior, once dead and resurrected, shares His life with us, making us part of His Body as living members and making us participate in His beauty.