Monday, November 30, 2009

Dews and don'ts

Sweet the rain's new fall
Sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall
On the first grass.
--Morning Has Broken

Christ is still suffering and blood is still flowing from his face and his hands in many parts of our world. One of our tasks as Christians, and simply as human beings, is to, metaphorically, notice that blood, gather it up, and properly honour it. The Christian task, always, is to stand at the foot of the cross and gather up its dew so that this preciousness is not lost. --Father Ron Rolheiser (via Milwaukee Catholic Herald)

Will the priest and people understand the words of Eucharistic Prayer II: “Make holy these gifts, we pray, by the dew of your Spirit?” --Bishop Donald Trautman

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