Posted by: fvbcdm | April 9, 2014

 Feast of Saint Julie Billiart (8 April 2014)

In our liturgy for Tuesday of this week, we have the concept of Christ’s being “lifted up.” It is an important one, for it has to do with three different elevations of our Lord: his lifting up on the cross, where he died; his lifting up out of the tomb at the moment of his resurrection, and his lifting up into heaven where he goes to prepare a place for us.

On the cross, we see him suffering and dying. But those sufferings and that death mean healing and life for us. On Easter morning, we see him in glory, bringing joy to all who see him. And by the eyes of faith, we see him seated at the right hand of the Father, preparing a place for us now that he has reopened the gates to paradise by his redemptive death on the cross.

Let us adore Our Divine Lord Jesus Christ, lifted up on the cross, lifted up out of the tomb, lifted up into heaven. And let us remember with deep gratitude that all that he did as a human being, he did for our salvation. Thank you for seeking God’s truth. God bless you. Father Victor Brown, O.P.

Note:  This message was composed some years ago.

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