Monday, May 24, 2010
I can recall growing up and attending family celebrations with relatives that I hadn’t seen for several years. They frequently started out a conversation with me with the words “I can remember you when you were”…so little, so thin or looked more angelic. I almost dreaded to hear that word “remember”. It seemed to me as a teenager to take on a sense of hollowness – a time past, devoid of any real current meaning. A time finished – completed - to be forgotten. And yet now as I have grown older the word – “remember” has taken on a new sense of appreciation, worthiness, and sacredness.
Monday, November 02, 2009
The above six words describe the who, the what, and the why of the Feast Days of November 1st - All Saints Day and November 2nd - All Souls Day. These two days combine in a most visible way faith and human reality – our past, our present and our future. Their individual threads of remembrance, celebration and belief weave together a fabric that entwines both our total humanness and our spiritual identity. We become “one”- a faith community we call Church. We enter into a relationship that is ever- present, ever-related, always together, never-ending.