One Monk of the Order of Saint Benedict

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The Word of God and the Body of God reveal each other -- the homily worships both.

April 14, 2007

For Easter Saturday

Mark 16:9-15

How PRECIOUS it would be if Christ who lives were to appear here and speak to us face to face!
Yet, he would tell us what he made known to his apostles: he counts more PRECIOUS our FAITH than our sight.
Today in his Resurrection Gospel, we see him come to his apostles who are at table.
He lives— the one sacrificed on the cross.
Both sacrificed and alive— he lives.
More PRECIOUS to him than the welcoming EYES of his apostles would have been their FAITH without sight— FAITH in the TESTIMONY of others.
We are in the two thousand and third year of our Lord.
Still the apostolic Church testifies: he lives.
Still that TESTIMONY is most PRECIOUS to Christ himself.
Our FAITH in that TESTIMONY is most PRECIOUS to him.
As he came to his apostles at table on the day of his resurrection, today he is coming to you and me here at the altar of the apostolic Church.
From the cross, from the tomb, from the altar: he rises— he lives.
Into this third millennium of our Lord, that is still the TESTIMONY.
As to the first apostles, so to us: Christ in his Eucharistic Resurrection comes to meet us at table— the altar where he has always been the one both sacrificed and alive.
That is still our TESTIMONY.
That has always been our FAITH.

That God Be Glorified in All


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