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St. Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Church
Willesden Green
London NW10
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Monday, April 06, 2009
“TRIDUUM” as in this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Holy Week, the great week for Christians everywhere, while for others it’ll be a week to head-off somewhere and get away from it all. Our Holy Week and Easter celebrations will be the same this year as they were last year, they’ll be the same in 2010, and still we can “see” or experience something new for each Holy Week and Easter celebrations if we are willing to go the extra spiritual mile: how about reflecting on your own resurrection some fine day, after judgement of course.

The Resurrection of Jesus is the centre point of our faith and worship; Our Lord promised eternal life to those who believe in HIM and do good, He said to Martha “I am the Resurrection, if anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die (Jn.11:25—26).

Have you ever discussed with your closest friend or indeed with anyone about your spiritual hopes?. I suppose the very question sounds rather ‘odd”, spiritual hopes!! what?”, yet we like to talk about our “HOPES” for the future, things to look forward to ... a summer holiday, a wedding, a graduation, Ben-Hur-Live-in-the-02, a trip to Disneyland Paris, silver and golden jubilee family celebrations etc., all good life-giving events, but all very passing, brief!! Seldom if ever do we hear of someone who is looking forward to their own spiritual eternal rebirth or the moving-on to their own state of resurrection, as though it’s taboo (’oh no! ... talk about something else, but NOT THAT!’) and yet at least four times each month during our Sunday masses we say together ‘We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come...’ but do we really??. .we may look forward to everything else but as regards the joys of eternity “...gosh!!!?..’.

Why don’t you and I use this coming week as a week of grace, a week of reflection on the greatness of God, our eternal Father who wants you, me and all of us to be part of His eternal plan? NO! I’m not talking about Death, quite the contrary, I’m talking about Life with God, life in the Spirit, the-life-of-the-world-to-come, the life that will never end. Two weeks of life in Disneyland, Paris, is certainly something big to look forward to (if you can afford it! … and I would definitely love to go there, woh!!), but again what about life eternal with God?, is that worth looking forward. to?. .think about it, pray about it, make the most of Holy Week.

“0 Lord, help us to recognize that our troubles are slight and short—lived in comparison to the glory that is to be. Amen Fr Kieran

posted by Sinead Reekie at 10:59 am