It’s been a difficult week! Next week may not be much better. In fact, as the saying goes, it always gets darker just before the dawn. But today I want to rejoice! Why? The Lord is King. The book of Hebrews tells us that this is a truth we can bank on, yesterday, today and tomorrow. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8 NABRE).
Yesterday I went to confession and I so appreciated that my priest heard my sincere confession, offered some counsel and in the Name of the Holy Trinity absolved me of my sin.
I was able to spend 90 minutes before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel afterward, and then another two hours at the beginning of this day, subbing for my wife who is out of town. How precious to pray, to intercede, and to lift my intentions and burdens to Jesus in the intimacy of that chapel!
I am also encouraged with the letter that His Excellency Bishop Robert Morlino shared with the Madison, WI diocese. You can read it here. Tomorrow a letter from our bishop will be read at Mass by our priest.
The Lord is King! He is the Lord of His Church. The gates of hell cannot prevail against the Church. As my priest told me today, Jesus is purifying His Church and that will be painful, but oh so necessary!
Let us pray together on this day that we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection.