The Liturgy of Your Life
Homily at 17:53
What happens on the alter is meant to spill into your entire life.
“When I come into Mass and I know what’s happening, I know that the one sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the mystery that saved the world, is mystically made present, and something sacred is happening.” When you have something sacred in your life, you act differently. When a priest kneels, he is one with the single sacrifice that happened on Calvary.
Prayer for priests before Mass:
“Give virtue, Oh Lord, to my hands, that every stain may be wiped away. That I may be enabled to serve you without defilement of mind or body.”
“Purify me, oh Lord, from all stains and cleanse my heart, that washed in the Blood of the Lamb, I may enjoy the eternal delights…”
…The point is, all these prayers say what I do outside the church is meant to mirror what I do inside the church. St. Paul says, “Be careful how you walk.” In other words, live morally. Love your enemies. Love the poor. Walk differently. You’re gonna get the same compliment, that they love the “way you walk” in your morality. Your life matters.
The Mass makes us different. The moment that redeemed the world was Jesus going to the Cross. Without the Cross, there is no Kingdom for us. Let us justify the Kingdom by walking the moral life we were called to live—through Him, with Him, and in Him, may the entire world be transformed.
Details about Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Denver, Colorado:
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Location: Denver, Colorado, United States