We celebrate today the Passion of the Lord. Last night we were reminded through the institution of the Eucharist and the commissioning of the apostles of just what Christ’s purpose was: to restore us to purity so that we could be reunited with God.
We are reminded of the means that Christ underwent to achieve that purpose, venerating the cross that bridged the gap between man and God, the gap that our sin – communal and personal – created. We ponder – in a church without music, bells, holy water or the Mass – what we have wrought through our own willful turning away from God.
Today we mourn.