Pope’s 83rd birthday! May he live to be 100!!
…As I lit the Easter candle this morning for the fourteenth time this Easter season, I thought to myself:
What if the Lord had given His Church only one ceremony to manifest Her faith?
What if the only Catholic observance were the procession with the Paschal Candle and the chanting of the Easter proclamation on Holy Saturday night?
What if that were the entire Sacred Liturgy, and there was nothing else–just a gathering of the faithful once a year on Holy Saturday night to light the candle and hear the Exultet?
Would that be enough to get us through life? Would it be enough to keep us hoping for heaven, doing good and avoiding evil?
Yes. Yes, it would be. All the rest is beautiful, wonderful gravy.