This weekend has been a wonderful experience. My daughter turned 25 this past week and I drove to her home for celebrations that included going shopping, food, mass, picking her brother up from the airport (he came home from his internship in California), a slumber party for the 3 of us in a hotel suite and Color Me Rad!
We had such a good time the entire weekend and of course I am thankful to have welcomed Adam home for a short time before he goes to Pittsburgh to finish his Masters. I am so thankful for my adult children. They are kind and hard working people! They are blessings.
I was fortunate to attend St.John Neumann Church in Sunbury with my daughter. This is her home parish and she is has become an active part of the youth and young adult ministry there. This weekend they had their Upbeat Band Station 14 play at all the masses. Have you ever gone to mass and been so touched by the praise and worship music that you cry? Well, I did! It was an amazing feeling.
More of a blessing was the message that Fr. Dave Seizmore gave. The Gospel, John 6:51-58 is the basis of the Eucharist. The Eucharist and its meaning is one of the summits of our faith. His focus was to reteach us not to take the Body and Blood of Christ for granted. He gave suggestions for a way to meditate on the Eucharist. The one that meant alot to me was to focus on that by receiving Christ we are carrying not only Him with us but we are carrying all those who have gone before us and who are present with us. By receiving Him we will have life within us - He will remain with us and us in Him. We will have life! He suggested on meditating on the life within us, the life of those who are no longer with us that we will see again some day and the life of those who are also in Him that are with us now. I have a new perspective on how His sacrifice makes us whole! I so wish I could have taped his message as it was amazing and I have not given it some justice!
Have a blessed week!