Dear Sacred Heart Family,
The seasons of the year help give us focus and rhythm to life. Similarly the liturgical year has feasts and seasons that prepare us for the lessons of grace and truth that God is always at work, teaching us how to open our hearts to Him. Just as we celebrate the sports season, follow the school year, and observe the fiscal year, there is a liturgical year in which the mysteries of Christ’s Life and Death and how we enter into them through prayer and worship.
Next Sunday, we celebrate Solemnity of Christ the King. The readings this weekend and next focus us on the end of time, the distress of a fallen world, and the reality of the end of things as we know them. We never know when we will die, we never know when the world will end. There are always questions of how to read the signs of the times.
Yet God wants us to trust Him as a child trusts his or her Mother or Father. How can we learn to live well in order to die well? We will die as we live.
Let’s focus on the King who became the Infant in the Manger and who waits for us in the Holy Eucharist. He humbly waits to teach us the secrets of His Love, His Patience and His tender Mercy. We CAN trust Him. He has a plan. Big dramatic things, big moments certainly can focus us, as the Liturgy and history both tend to. However, the secret of peace is to practice learning to surrender to Him here and now, our best friend who walks with us and awaits us with His Love.
In Our Lady's Immaculate Heart,
Rev. Bjorn C. Lundberg,