Eucharist: The Basic Spirituality
like a multi-coloured rainbow
is the huge mystery of God’s
love for us.
Not only does the Paschal meal allow the Jews to enter into sacred time and bring a past event into the present, it also incorporates the future because they always look forward to celebrating ‘next year in Jerusalem’. We look forward to celebrating the fullness of this meal in the heavenly banquet. Sacred events collapse past, present and future into one mysterious now. At Mass we need to be sensitive to this experience of timelessness. Past, present and future have merged into one eternal moment.
The spirituality of the Eucharist brings together all the mysteries of the material world and all the mysteries of the world of spirit into one unified mystery. With tongue in cheek, I suggest we dare call the Eucharist the Theory of Everything.
I hope this book has helped you to appreciate the cosmic dimension of the Eucharist. When we take part in the Mass we are participating in an event that sends ripples into the heart of every person in the church, every person in the world and right throughout the universe, just as the microwave background radiation reaches to the furthest galaxies.