Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Easter Triduum: Finding Again the Depths of Love

These are the most beautiful days of the year. These are the days when we permit ourselves to be silent within, to allow our minds and hearts to turn again, to be converted and changed by that great and singular event of history: the event that defines the meaning of all reality and of each and every one of us who has ever lived.

I am silent now. There is the glory of God.

The Cross is the Glory of God.
"Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.... Now is the judgement of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself’" (John 12:23, 31-32).
I am silent now. I find within myself so much that is sinful, and broken, and unworthy; and the depth of it all seems bottomless. But the love of God is deeper.


The Young John Janaro was eloquent about his experience of the Easter Triduum in the year 1991. I like what he wrote in his journal, and so I shall present it here as we journey through this night to Paschal dawn.