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“The Saints are not supermen, nor were they born perfect. They are like us, like each one of us. They are people who, before reaching the glory of heaven, lived normal lives with joys and sorrows, struggles and hopes. What changed their lives? When they recognized God’s love, they followed it with all their heart without reserve or hypocrisy. They spent their lives serving others, they endured suffering and adversity without hatred and responded to evil with good, spreading joy and peace. This is the life of a Saint. Saints are people who for love of God did not put conditions on him in their life; they were not hypocrites; they spent their lives at the service of others. They suffered much adversity but without hate. The Saints never hated. Understand this well: love is of God, then from whom does hatred come? Hatred does not come from God but from the devil! And the Saints removed themselves from the devil; the Saints are men and women who have joy in their hearts and they spread it to others. Never hate but serve others, the most needy; pray and live in joy. This is the way of holiness! Being holy is not a privilege for the few, as if someone had a large inheritance; in Baptism we all have an inheritance to be able to become saints. Holiness is a vocation for everyone. Thus we are all called to walk on the path of holiness, and this path has a name and a face: the face of Jesus Christ.”
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So, in todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Post Communion, the priest affirms that we are the co-heirs of Christ and the inheritance we both have now already and still do not yet have in full possession is a share in GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own glory. We do not know fully what this glory is. It will be revealed to us eventually (cf. Romans 8:18). However, we do know that somehow participation in that glory to come involves our suffering now. If we are co-heirs of the glory that Christ obtains for us, then we are also the co-heirs of His sufferings. Each of us, in our own and individual way, must embrace the sufferings we are offered in anticipation of the glory to come. The Cross always precedes the glory. Continue reading
The flowing water of the baptismal font opens the way to the other sacraments, in particular the reception and celebration of the Eucharist, the Ã¢â‚¬Å“source and summitÃ¢â‚¬Â (fons et culmen) of our Christian lives (LG 11; CCC 1324). We are enabled by baptism to participate in Holy Mass with Ã¢â‚¬Å“full, conscious and active participationÃ¢â‚¬Â (SC 14). The word Ã¢â‚¬Å“fullÃ¢â‚¬Â (plena) refers to the integral way the baptized take part in the liturgy, i.e., internally and externally. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ConsciousÃ¢â‚¬Â (conscia) demands knowledge of what one is doing, excluding any superstition or false piety. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ActiveÃ¢â‚¬Â (actuosa) means primarily interior receptivity, made possible by baptism, resulting from an act of will to unite oneself with the sacred action being wrought in the liturgy by the real Ã¢â‚¬Å“ActorÃ¢â‚¬Â, Jesus Christ the High Priest. This interior participation (actuosa participatio) comes to be expressed also in outward, physical participation. Through this participation, when we unite our gifts, sacrifices and aspirations to the sacrifice of the priest at the altar, the abundant blessings of God flow forth to us in a manner that we cannot hope to comprehend in this life. Non-Christians and non-Communicants can indeed Ã¢â‚¬Å“get a lot out of MassÃ¢â‚¬Â. But Ã¢â‚¬Å“full, conscious and active participationÃ¢â‚¬Â has its moment of perfection: when the actively receptive and properly disposed baptized person receives Holy Communion (cf. De musica sacra 22, c). The act of reception of Communion in the state of grace perfectly unites both the interior activity of the heart, mind and soul with the exterior actions of processing forward and physically accepting the Eucharist with gestures of reverence. Communion is perfect active participation which must be prepared for interiorly.
By His justice, God will give us what we deserve. By His mercy, He will not give us certain elements of what we deserve. By His pouring forth graces upon us, God gives us what we do not deserve. His justice must be received with joyful trepidation, whether we want it or not. His mercy we must beg with humble confidence. His grace, unmerited by us, we embrace with exultant gratitude. Continue reading