The Paschal Mystery

I’ve been thinking about death today, it being Holy Week and then hearing about the sudden stroke of a friend of many of my friends…Our life is so fragile and we have a hard time remembering that until tragedy strikes. We also question the little deaths we experience and wonder where God is in those deaths.

I was reading in The Glory of the Lord pt I by Hans Urs Von Balthasar today and hit this quote:

“‘If we seek Christ’s beauty in a glory which is not that of the Crucified, we are doomed to seek in vain.’ ‘In this self-revelation, God’s beauty embraces death as well as life, fear as well as joy, what we call ‘ugly’ as well as what we call ‘beautiful.'”

Lord, help us to see that Your ways are not our ways and that even in darkness, even in death, You do not abandon us…

Lord have mercy…

Christ have mercy…

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