Saturday, June 16, 2007

Another Sign of Hope

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

"Seek and ye shall find." Matthew 7:7

This "sign" in a parish bulletin from a Life Teen center in South Dakota is worth pondering. I deeply lament the way many Life Teen Masses are celebrated with loud music that dominates and a sacredness that is hidden, but I realize that the Church holds that it is a valid Mass and that the Holy Spirit moves where He wills.

One of my early finds in this regard is a work "Reflections for a Confirmation Class," by Hugh O'Donnell, a kind man whom I have had the pleasure of conversing with. Hugh is a long time catechist, a father of six and he is currently at Notre Dame University studying theology.

I may not agree with the heavy "Teilhardian" influence that may have fueled these "Reflections," but as I related in a recent post, it is worth our best efforts as Catholics to understand these works and it is important that we start dialogue. Just for starters, here is an excerpt:

For me, the most vivid Concept Connecting Christ and science Comes in an understanding of Einstein's famous equation, E=mC2. Consider the implications this fantastic equation describing how matter (m) Can be Converted to energy (E) when acted on or factored by light speed (C) squared.

Just what is C2 in this equation? What is C Cross C? Is it the velocity of light squared or is it a deeper understanding of Christ as the Light of the World squared?

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary I am,
Mike Rizzio, SOLT

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; Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael

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