By: Laura Worhacz
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
The Triumph of the Cross of Jesus Christ, our victory over sin and death. Take a moment to think of the darkest time of your life. In this memory imagine yourself crawling to the Cross of Christ. Look up, see what God has absorbed for the love of the world. We see Jesus who loved us more than life on earth. It is at the foot of the Cross where we are sanctified, transformed, redeemed. We know many of those darkest hours have worked for the good in our lives. They seem to condition us for the greater crosses that will come and to teach us to love and shed off our old selves; this is a lifelong process.
In the First Reading of today’s Scriptures, Moses has a bronze serpent high on a pole, “and whenever anyone who had been bitten by a serpent looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.” (Num 21:4b-9). We are so blessed to have the foot of the Cross to place our hearts and the inner recesses of our being.
Quiet time allows us to encounter reality. God longs for our silent union with Him to identify with all He has allowed to happen in our lives. We invite it in… coming face to face, heart to heart with our life, child to father. In the quiet we see our gifts and graces. In the silence we see the faults, failures and the dark times. We look up at the serpent, the bronze serpent, we let go, and let God live and move and have His being in us.
“…so must the Son of man be lifted up” (Jn 3:14). The Triumph of the Cross of Christ continues to bless the children of God. The Monstrance is too lifted, in the Benediction the utterance of Our Father’s love is found. “For God so loved the world” (Jn 3:13-17).