Have you ever put together a jigsaw puzzle? How do you usually begin? Which pieces do you try to find first? Don't you look carefully for the most obvious pieces ( ), the corner pieces. Which pieces do you try to identify next? The next most obvious pieces are those with straight edges. Can you see how this analogy relates to the study of a book of the Bible? Once you have connected all these puzzle pieces together, you have a framework or " context " in which to place ("understand") the less obvious pieces of the puzzle. You will find that by beginning to observe the obvious, then the things within a book that are not easy to see or understand will eventually become clearer, "rising" to the surface even as you focus on those things that are obvious. And as you begin to grasp the context of the book, it will help you in your interpretation of the difficult, unclear or obscure parts of the book. But even as you have to invest some time to find the obvious pieces to establish the context of the puzzle, so too you will usually need to read a book (chapter) several times in order to begin to see the context and to begin to understand what the author is repeating or emphasizing (see key words below).
All in the Mass is a metaphorical way
of living above, beyond and in spite of the craziness of the world! At least think “Be nice to everybody” for a
change and break the millennia old barriers of separateness between people–reach
out, shake hands and wish peace to all, including strangers. Let the metaphorical realities of water
(Life, the Father), wine (Pursuit of the Transcendentals, the Holy Spirit), and
blood (Liberty, Jesus the Christ) fill your being at Mass filling yourself with
Love and its automatic symbiotic Sacrifice.
And “Let His Blood (and Body) be
on us and our children,” being certain there is a House of the Lord for every
one of us. Recreate and relive the Divine
Sacrifice for the love of sinners helping all change to a transcendental life
by rejecting sin which is willful entropy or the willful increase of non-being. Give thanks for all including, not knowing
any alternatives, the “Chosen People” who did what needed to be done. Participate in and experience the Sacrifice
of Jesus – the metaphorical Reality of an ultimate sacrificial bloodletting separation
from the body and partake of Love spending a few moments in an ecstatic Love
Revolution ( a“Lovelution”) to sanctify the universe. Taste and see how good the Lord is!