Thursday, March 24, 2016
Maundy Thursday in Eternity
Sermon preached at Our Lady of Walsingham and St Francis on Maundy Thursday
It says in the Missal that it is very expedient for the priest to say a few words on this most holy day. However how can I speak of unspeakable mysteries?
For we have Christ Himself transforming bread and wine into His very self. We have Christ transforming that last supper into a banquet in Heaven itself. How is this possible?
We have the mystery of Eternity which, being in Time we cannot comprehend. The words I have just spoken are irretrievably in the past and are not. The words I am yet to say are in the future and are not. We are bound by things inaccessible to us.
Yet, in Eternity there is only now...now...now. Now is the acceptable time. Now is the day of salvation. All these nows are accessible to God reaching out to all humanity throughout Time at the same time. However many of us are in this little space, we are now in Heaven.
There is only one Mass, for Mass is always now, and Christ is always now so that we can be with Him in the nowness of Eternity.