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God is like a mighty fire of love. Aware of human frailty, He revealed Himself to His people little by little, lest He destroy them by His glory.
God's chosen people were led by God on a long journey to the Promised Land, through a desert, and not always understanding His wishes - as if deep in a canyon. When they emerged, so to speak, to witness Jesus the Saviour in His life-time, it was as if on a great plain, at a time of testing. Few believed. Others crucified Jesus; but He rose to Heaven, having conquered sin and death.
There is nothing more important in our lives as Catholics than the Mass, where God praises God in God. In ancient times, God revealed Himself as fire, to His chosen people. In Christ, He has fully revealed Himself; and Christ, the Son of God, is truly, substantially Present on the altar, at every Mass.
What happens at Mass surpasses even those theophanies of the Old Testament times. God revealed Himself as fire in the burning bush, and on Mount Sinai, and in the desert, as Moses guided the chosen people. But we who are God's people today are privileged to have God Present with us: Jesus Christ, God-made-man, bodily Present, hidden under the form of bread and wine.
How to Pray: The Mass, by Elizabeth Wang
This text is published as Chapter 4 and 5 of How to Pray (Part One: Foundations), pages 31-38, entitled 'How to Pray the Mass'. An introduction to the life of prayer with much practical advice about h...
Autobiography of Elizabeth Wang, Appendix on Prayer
This text forms part of Elizabeth Wang's Falling in Love: A Spiritual Autobiography (1999). It tells the story of her life and of her spiritual journey as she came to know Christ and His Church. You ...
Union with God and the Mass, by Elizabeth Wang
This text forms Part 1 of the book THE MASS THROUGH THE EYES OF CHRIST. The Holy Trinity The soul, a 'Kingdom'. Each baptised person who is in a state of grace can say, of his own soul: "My soul is a ...
Communion with the Trinity, by Elizabeth Wang
This text is based on a talk with the title 'The Holy Trinity: Reaching Out to Help Us'. Let's start with a passage from the letter to the Hebrews, Chapter 12, verse 1: “With so many witnesses in a gr...
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