All of our living includes boundaries and limits. We have rules and regulations and rituals for everything we do—and this is not a bad thing. It helps to keep the normal chaos of everyday life and Murphy’s Law at bay. We are all limited by our abilities: be they physical, mental, or emotional. We are limited by our humanity, our nature and our instincts. But: we are also temples of the Holy Spirit, and with God’s grace we may extend our own personal boundaries as Christ extends our spiritual and eternal ones.
Today we rejoice in this day that the Lord has made; we rejoice that Christ has broken the chains of death and sin. In the Eucharist we join heaven and earth in praise of God, and with all the angels and saints in heaven we sing Alleluia, Glory to God and Hosanna to the Highest! There are no boundaries in praise of the God of Mercy. We experience a foretaste of heaven here on earth!
The stone is rolled away, and I know that my redeemer liveth! God has blessed us all!
PS. I pray in particular for blessings for all of the members of the St. Aidan Music Ministry, for great appreciation and thanks for their continuing witness of faith and commitment to this parish. May God bless you all for your hard work, extra rehearsals, practice and love in order to tell the story of our faith so well to God’s people. There are no boundaries in your generosity and kindness; you give great Glory to God!