Some things to think about on Low Sunday and every other day:
The Meeting with Christ on the Road to Emmaus
Good morning to all
of you and Happy Easter. I wish particularly to welcome those of you
who are not regular attendees at St. Gabriel's, and, even more
especially, those of you who are not regular attendees at any church
but who join us on one or both of the Two Great Christian
Festivals - Christmas and Easter.
Gnostic Catholics not only venerate the saints of mainstream
Catholicism, but also worship Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Nordic, and
other deities. As a consequence they are often accused of idolatry
by not only Catholics but other Christians, and sometimes by Jews and
Muslims. Scriptural passages, particularly from The Old Testament
are sometimes thrown at them in a very aggressive and even overtly
Upon first consideration there seems to be something incongruous in celebrating the Ascension of Our Lord, for we are celebrating His departure from us, His leaving the earthly plane on which we live and which is the dominant focus of our experience. “Where I go, you cannot come,” said Jesus (John: 8:21), and now, St. Paul seems to suggest, we are something like blind men, forced to “walk by faith and not by sight”(2 Corinthians:5—7).