Wednesday, February 14, 2007

For Liz and Gil - In Christ +

Supper at Emmaus - Caravaggio [1573-1610]
c. 1600-01; Oil on canvas, 54 3/4 x 76 3/4 in; National Gallery, London

Gil Bailie has blessed the Three Massketeers and his many other friends with a chronicle of love here. As a prayer and affirmation of our faith in the faith of the Church, let the reader meditate upon these words from the Catechism of the Catholic Church [No. 655]:
Christ's Resurrection -- and the risen Christ himself -- is the principle and source of our future resurrection: "Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep ... For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive" [I Cor 15,20-22]. The risen Christ lives in the hearts of his faithful while they await that fulfillment. In Christ, Christians "have tasted ... the powers of the age to come" [Heb 6,5] and their lives are swept up by Christ into the heart of divine life, so that they may "live no longer for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised" [2 Cor 5,15].

1 comment:

Gil Bailie said...

Thanks so much. I'm truly grateful.
God bless you.