Omnipresent, Boundless Christ
The gates of mercy stand open.
Remember when I wrote about the priest(s) and bishop who complained about the Divine Mercy devotion extending meditation on the sorrowful passion through what is supposed to be the joy of Easter week? Like we all just suddenly got high on the Risen Jesus on Easter morning after we found our Easter basket all filled up with whatever it was we gave up during Lent? As if we merited anything, or could accomplish anything on our own. Haha!
Anyway - I wonder if people who think like that still retain that Easter joy, savouring the presence of the Risen Lord, not wanting to leave his presence? Because the Easter season lasts for 50 days - and most especially, until the Ascension, Christ seems to me to be present in many unusual and wonderful ways. It is during the Easter season that Christ, though always present, seems to me to be especially so: In a very active way. It is hard for me to explain since I'm not a theologian - but I think he reveals himself to those who earnestly seek him - to find him. He appears in the strangest ways - not always according to our senses - but sometimes. Many, many hidden conversions take place during the Easter season... As today's Collect reminds us:
O God, who willed that through the paschal mysteries the gates of mercy should stand open for your faithful, look upon us and have mercy...
John 6: 16-21