Saturday, February 25, 2017

People's Catholic Seminary: Eucharist, Sacred Heritage and Personal Encounter at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota, Florida with Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP

"The liturgy is primarily the celebration of the love of God and the love of Christ as revealed in scriptures. 

Whenever we take care of others, whenever we put their needs ahead of our wants, whenever we act selflessly, rather than selfishly, our behavior is modeled on the biblical example of God’s love.

 ..So, if the liturgy is a celebration of the paschal mystery, it has to celebrate the paschal mystery that has been experienced by the participants in the celebration."

"When we care for others (preparing meals for a family, help a child learn to read etc, we ourselves feel somehow energized and spiritually enlarged after doing it. Jesus recognized the phenomenon and talked about it in terms of losing life and finding it. " 

Joseph Martos, Deconstructing Sacramental Theology, Reconstructing Catholic Ritual. pp. 274-275 

Bridget Mary Meehan

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