March 20, 2017
blessing and cursing. Choose therefore life,
that both thou and thy seed may live.
In what appears to be the twilight for humanity, can we Catholic Christians who have been gifted with the full deposit of faith discuss the possibility that a bridge has existed since the beginning of time? This bridge has been both really present, and yet hidden from our sight. The Old Testament’s Ark of the Covenant demonstrated this mysterious, awesome power, but it disappeared at the time of the Babylonian Captivity. Jesus Christ, the fulfillment of this sacred promise—the New and Everlasting Covenant—will abide with us always for His Real Presence is guaranteed by His Word, which is Truth.
the Fullness of this Truth?
for having gifted us
with the Fullness of Truth.
True God, from True God"
to survive without the sun
– St. Padre Pio
that glowed from the manger and the guiding Light
of the Star of Bethlehem (House of Bread) )
EUCHARIST (Energeia) = MASS x Consecration of the Bread
ETERNITY = MASS (In the radiance of the Son of Man/Lamb
reflecting God's Radiant Truth
If we now ponder the spiritual implications of the equal sign (=), we step up onto the ontological plane where existence, being, presence, substance and form and have their origin.
There is one more key to this discussion of mass and it involves both the word and concept of rest. For the Equivalence of Energy and Mass, E=mc2 to be simply true in Einstein's universe based on GR/SR (relativity), we must use a form of mass that removes the relativistic effects of movement. To put it simply, the physical mass must be at perfect rest. Physicists have officially termed it MassR (Rest mass). Now, how are the gathered faithful to be present at Holy Mass...are we not to be at rest? Is not Sunday ordained by God to be the Christian's "Day of Rest?"
And light is in its very nature ...
both particle (corpuscle) a photon of energy—Host (Bread of Life)
and wave (frequency)—Cup (Precious Blood)
both on earth and in heaven
If... Therese was called to evangelize a people whose language was mathematics...might she begin by standing at a chalkboard and scratching out the analogous expression that relates a truth about the simplicity of the Triune God?
If... Francis was called to evangelize a people whose beliefs included ancestor worship and an impersonal tri-part godhead that was present in the wonders of nature...might he begin with a story concerning the homage we pay to saints, our elder brothers in Christ, and then discuss the gifts that flow from our Triune God, and one special gift, a Son, who is in loving communion with the Father and Spirit of created wonder?
Since 2004 I have been trying to prove the concept wrong, taking the role of devil’s advocate as best I could, but my efforts have come to little. During this time I remembered a key passage from G.K Chesterton’s, Orthodoxy. In it the Apostle of Common Sense concluded that the truth and centrality of Catholicism was validated by various barbed attacks from different sides that tend to cancel each other, for they can’t all be true. I found a similar dynamic at work during my research. When one impassioned atheist supported his worldview of God’s nonexistence with E=mc2, I remembered that "two negatives equal a positive" and saw the truth hidden in the middle of his argument.
As we read the biographical accounts we see Albert pleading with God (albeit Spinoza’s impersonal God) to reveal mysterious secrets of creation. The man-child who wondered what it would be like to ride a beam of light back to its source received three gifts during that annus mirabilis of 1905. The first gift revealed to the world the mysterious dual-nature of light (analogous to the hypostatic union of a dual-natured Jesus Christ?); the second explained how atoms are really present and cause the continuous energy exchange in the random motion of molecules; the third thrust upon humanity the tremendous power and mystery of E=mc2 and also a forbidden fruit, the notion of relativity (special) apart from God.
When the Spirit of truth comes,
he will guide you into all truth" (Jn. 16:13)
My family was among the many American pilgrims who worshiped Our Lord and Savior in the shadows of the two towers high atop Guadalajara’s Cathedral the night of the Eucharistic procession on October 13, 2004. We mourned the passing of the Blessed Pope John Paul II the following April. We also watched closely and would have loved to have been present as the golden sun illumined the majestic twin spires that overlook the Rhine River in August 2005. Pope Benedict XVI ventured up the Rhine River to St. Albert the Great's city Cologne, on a very symbolic ship named Rheine Energie. He tried.
Perfect lover of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament,
we ask you to obtain for us the graces we need
Grant us, we beg of you, to know Him better,
Endnotes and more hyperlinks:
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