Liturgy of the Hours wonderful resource, Mass, heart of the Church
CCC Plan born in Father’s heart, before time began, Liturgy of the Hours inserted into this
759 “The eternal Father, in accordance with the utterly gratuitous and mysterious design of his wisdom and goodness, created the whole universe and chose to raise up men to share in his own divine life,”150 to which he calls all men in his Son. “The Father . . . determined to call together in a holy Church those who should believe in Christ.”151 This “family of God” is gradually formed and takes shape during the stages of human history, in keeping with the Father’s plan. In fact, “already present in figure at the beginning of the world, this Church was prepared in marvelous fashion in the history of the people of Israel and the old Alliance. Established in this last age of the world and made manifest in the outpouring of the Spirit, it will be brought to glorious completion at the end of time.”152
Via Dolorosa, did people se our crucified Lord, there goes 2nd Person of the Blessed Trinity
See beyond disfiguring and marring of the Church
760 Christians of the first centuries said, “The world was created for the sake of the Church.”153 God created the world for the sake of communion with his divine life, a communion brought about by the “convocation” of men in Christ, and this “convocation” is the Church. The Church is the goal of all things,154 and God permitted such painful upheavals as the angels’ fall and man’s sin only as occasions and means for displaying all the power of his arm and the whole measure of the love he wanted to give the world:
Just as God’s will is creation and is called “the world,” so his intention is the salvation of men, and it is called “the Church.”155
Grace of the Divine to create and permit imperfection, we are allowed to be co-creators, lack perfection, we make a mess first
To make a dinner, a lot of debris before finished project
God created us as co-creators, we see disorder of the world, our hioe resides in the Lord.
Seems to be a big construction project. Someone who loves, will not suffer it to see decay, tear down, to start of.
Tearing down, then a rebuilding and will be more beautiful’
IMH in the end will triumph.
OH winter, debris kicked on the side of the road. Nature precedes supernatural, cannot presume in supernatural any more attractive.
Church can only follow steps of her savor.
Hope, not dark is night, or in the hole with the seed. Light is always there whether we see it or not.