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Meeting Christ in the Liturgy
by Fr. Cusick

(CCC refers to the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Acts of the Apostles 2. 1-11; John 14, 23-31

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

"The ultimate end of the whole divine economy is the entry of God's creatures into the perfect unity of the Blessed Trinity. (Cf. Jn 17:21-23) But even now we are called to be a dwelling for the Most Holy Trinity: 'If a man loves me,' says the Lord, 'he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and amke our home with him': (Jn 14:23) (CCC 260) 

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity prayed in this way: 

"O my God, Trinity whom I adore, help me forget myself entirely so to establish myself in you, unmovable and peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity. May nothing be able to trouble my peace or make me leave you, O my unchanging God, but may each minute bring me more deeply into your mystery! Grant my soul peace. Make it your heaven, your beloved dwelling and the place of your rest. May I never abandon you there, but may I be there, whole and entire, completely vigilant in my faith, entirely adoring, and wholly given over to your creative action." (CCC 260) 

I look forward to meeting you here again next week as, together, we "meet Christ in the liturgy"---Father Cusick 

(For further reading on today's Gospel, see also CCC 606, 692, 2853) 

Used with the permission of Fr. Cusick from his website