Theologically-Correct Songs #7: Never Let You Go, by James and June
Catholics are like,
PAAAAARTYYYYY EASTER OCTAVE!! AND THE REST OF THE SEASON YAAAAY!! :D:D
Haha, gotcha, I see it! Thanks! (why in the world d’you feel the need to say sorry?) I’ll be sure to carve out some time and answer (although I may break the rule about tagging more people; for alas, thou hast more tag-people-on-Tumblr guts than I)
Our faith, and the faith of all Christians throughout the centuries, is built upon the solid foundation of the apostles’ testimony to the risen Christ, a testimony validated by twenty centuries of Church life, of saints and martyrs, of sacraments, Liturgy, and a college of bishops that links us directly, even physically, to that little group of frightened apostles who encountered the Risen One. Blessed indeed are we who have believed: although we have not seen Christ in the flesh, we have seen, experienced, and benefited from the undeniable work of his Spirit. In times of darkness and doubt, we know where to look to recover the light.
We as Catholics are so blessed
Processing into the nave of the church this Easter Vigil, I was struck with awe on just how beautiful our faith is. Our priest processed down the aisle singing light of Christ, incense spewing from the thurible held by a Carmelite brother and parishioners faces aglow with the candles they held so firmly, so carefully in their hands all around me.
Besides that, the Easter Proclamation
Most blessed of all nights,
chosen by God to see Christ rising from the dead!
Of this night scripture says:
"The night will be clear as day:
it will become my light, my joy.”
The power of this holy night
dispels all evil, washes guilt away,
restores lost innocence, brings mourners joy;
it casts out hatred, brings us peace,
and humbles earthly pride.
Night truly blessed
when heaven is wedded to earth
and man is reconciled with God!
This is just an excerpt. Heaven is wedded to Earth. That is literally all I could think of besides thoughts of adoration as the Host was elevated. Heaven kissing Earth.
And when the Alleluia is sung for the first time
And when the Catechumens are entering into full communion with the Church
And when the Litany of Saints is sung
And when, you know, we get to receive the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus.
Yeah, we as Catholics are so blessed.