Saturday, April 19, 2014

Holy Saturday...a day of darkness

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*



Easter Vigil Mass illumines the darkness, at least it is supposed to. The lifeless Body of Christ and His Mystical Body—the Church rests in the cold, dark cavity of a stone tomb and it is terrifying in there. No light, no sound, no life.  A vacuum of sorts, for He who is the Light, the Word and the Life is not there. His Spirit never made it to the garden tomb, it still had more work to do.

So when the flaming caldron brings you back in time this eventide, ponder the darkness and defeat and death that the world experienced in 30 AD.

Then the long buried A _ _ _ L _ IA will captivate your heart and the ringing of the bells will raise your spirit to new life in Him like never before.

This is the true meaning
of Easter Joy.


Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Life, Light and Love in Jesus



J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*


Life, Light and Love in Jesus

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Composer: James M. Black
           

1. Life, light and love, the gifts of God so free,
For Jesus’ sake He gives to you and me;
And in His holy, blessed Word I see
Life, light and love in Jesus.

Chorus:
Jesus, Jesus, sing the glad refrain,
Jesus only, glory to His name!
Let ev’ry heart with rapture now proclaim,
Life, light and love in Jesus.

2. Now with my Lord I walk the upward way,
No night is there, but clear and perfect day;
There shines for me a bright and blessed ray,—
Life, light and love in Jesus.

3. How blest the hours spent at the mercy seat
To learn the lessons of His will so sweet,
And find, while waiting humbly at His feet,
Life, light and love in Jesus.

4. Come now to Christ, your Savior true and kind,
Yield now to Him your spirit, soul and mind;
Trusting His grace and mercy, you shall find
Life, light and love in Jesus.
 
Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Most Holy Trinity prefigured in the Tabernacle

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*



A presentation by Dr. Brant Pitre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=P45BHDRA7pU

is worth watching.

I never considered the Trinitarian implications:
 The Ark of the Covenant (Father)
The Table of Presence (Son)
The Menorah (Holy Spirit)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-po3g9KBCHVM/Tq1jMiZnNHI/AAAAAAAABBU/AlHA3mYClNo/s1600/Ark+of+God.jpg

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael