Short Reflexions on the season of Lent, Holy Week, the Triduum and the
season of Easter 2017
For a variety of reasons I
have not updated this site recently as often as I wanted, although we
just went through the most crucial, fundamental and formative moment of
the year (and if you know me, you know I believe them all to be absolutely
crucial) but the season of Lent, Holy Week and Easter? It is such an amazing
feast of crucial moments, an avalanche of sign posts revealed along the
way culminating in one life-changing moment: his Resurrection. The Victory
of the Cross, the Glory of Easter, which is for all of us, believers (timid
or not), the moment has happened and is still unfolding, for the world,
for all of us, whether we realize it or not, whether we are showing gratitude
loud and clear or not….
Life has many layers and they are all connected and intertwined and feeding
1) The liturgical season of Easter 2017 is going on right now and will
go till Pentecost.
2) The global Easter Season of our human race will unfold till the Second
3) The personal, private and innermost Easter Season of our own soul is
played out in every breath we take and it will bloom when fed by love,
hope and joy, compassion and forgiveness, less it shrinks and withers
in their absence. But every one of our days on this little planet of ours
is a new beginning. Our capacity to fall and get up again, to redress
the course and aim for the highest good is within our reach, every day.
Our freedom to seek one more time the good, the true and the just, our
ability to want it and to will it, again and again, on our own and supported
by the grace of the liturgy, carried on the shoulders of all the saints
and all the angels, fed by prayers, our own or the ones of our neighbors,
next door or across the globe, this is offered to us, every day. And the
biggest gift is knowing that it is possible BECAUSE of the Passion and
Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord…
*He* did it. It's done.
We only need to follow him, to listen to him, to love him…
Isn't this something? Joyeuses Pâques à tous!
April 19 2017 San Francisco