The Word Among Us

Lent 2012 Issue

The Gospel: Putting it Together

Three Ways to Embrace the Gospel this Lent

The Gospel: Putting it Together: Three Ways to Embrace the Gospel this Lent

"By the mystery of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity." Isn’t it amazing how these few words, spoken quietly by the priest just before the Eucharistic Prayer, capture the heart of the gospel message? Every time we gather for Mass, we ask the Lord for mercy, we hear the word of God, we pray for one another, and we offer our thanksgiving and worship to our heavenly Father.

But at the heart of the Mass is the promise that by receiving Jesus’ body and blood, we are actually receiving a share in the divinity...

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