With Jesus in Bethany

    I know it has been so long since I posted. I could give you a list of excuses but neither you nor I have time for that!

    We have a beautiful little custom in our community of setting a place for our Lord on the evening of Palm Sunday. Scripture says he went to Bethany that evening and so we too meet him there. A lovely platter of dried fruits, candy, nuts and cookies is placed before our Lord and each of us take our turn selecting some lovely "sweet gifts" from our Lord and share a meal with him.

    Today, on Passion Sunday (also known as Palm Sunday) we just entered the Great Door opening on to the Holiest Week of the year. We can participate in Holy Week as if we had been present when the events first happened! How? through the special and sacred Liturgies that will take place Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Masses of either the Vigil or Easter Sunday.

    To see more on this see the Catechism of the Catholic Church # 1085. See also the introduction and first chapter of Ecclesia de Eucharistia - very mystical!