Friday, November 7, 2014

Sacred Places

Dear Parishioners,

There is a beautiful, elegant house of worship in the city of Rome. This church, one of Rome’s four major basilicas is known as the Pope’s church. Tradition says that on the site of the basilica, St. John Lateran, the Roman Emperor Constantine was baptized in the third century. Today, November 9th, we remember the dedication of this great church.

But be sure that as magnificent as the ancient Temple in Jerusalem was, as majestic as St. John Lateran in Rome is, as deeply memorable as any place you would name “sacred” could be, no place on earth is as sacred as the holy place within you and me.

Unsure if his Corinthian Church understood his teaching, Paul then speaks plainly. “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17) We are God’s sacred space in this world, and in this sacred space within us, God chooses to live and do His sacred work.

- Deacon Robert

“When we come from our Communions, if anyone said to us:
‘What are you taking home with you?’ we should be able to reply:
‘I am carrying away Heaven!’”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars