Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community Celebrates Easter Vigil in Sarasota, Florida/Video Clips











Left to right; Janet, Terry, Kevin, Carol Ann
Sally, Bridget Mary Mary, Jim, and Lee
Members of MMOJ community gathered to enjoy a meal after liturgy.
Easter Meditation
"...Joy is an indescribable thing.  As are love; peace; hope.  As are fear and death.  As is heaven. Jesus wraps them all up, in the expanding universe of his heart, in which even the soldiers who beat him, even Judas who defied him, even those who threw dice for his clothes, are enfolded.  Now, the signs of the presence of God are no longer limited to the beautiful and the good.  Now even death can be a sign.And we are invited to expand our own hearts.  To grow in imagination.  To see Easter, and to love between all the lines." From"Easter Vision" in Bite of the Apple by Nancy Rockwell.
Jesus Christ is risen. Alleluia! New life is everywhere. ..
The Spirit of God has been poured out upon us... 
The Risen Christ is in us, around us , everywhere....
The Risen One is loving, healing, empowering us....
The Risen One is loving, healing, empowering through us...
Jesus wanted us to remember as blessed, broken and given...
So he blessed, broke and gave us the gift of his abiding presence in Eucharist to transform us....
As St. Augustine reminds us we eat the Body of Christ to become the Body of Christ...
The Real Presence is in the sacred elements and in us, the community.
We too are  the Real Presence of Christ blessed, broken and given to the world... 
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Let us reflect on how are we called "to expand our hearts and to love between the lines, knowing that everything is possible"? 


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