years ago!!32. And I,
That will do me! Way to go!
And Jesus Himself seems to declare on The Cross, that He will encompass all things good.
P 27 Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause I came unto this hour.
28 Father, glorify thy name. A voice therefore came from heaven: I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.
29 The multitude therefore that stood and heard said that it thundered. Others said: An angel spoke to him.
30 Jesus answered and said: This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
31 Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
if I be lifted up from the earth,
will draw all things to myself. P John 12.
In stating all things, the Lord does not exclude time and space which are at His service. the Holy Mass
All time and space point to Golgotha; point to the Life of Jesus Christ (and therefore, the life of His Mother). So much so that His Life transcends time and space; His Passion is part of time and space but yet also, beyond it.
He desired that His disciples should have access at all times and in all places, to His Life and Passion and so He gave to His Apostles the time-space-transcender - that is to say, the Holy Mass of The Catholic Church.
The Catholic Mass nullifies time and space and makes present the Last Supper; makes present Golgotha, because
makes Jesus crucified present to us;
Jesus at the Last Supper;
and makes us present to Him.
This reciprocal accessibility is available only in Holy Mass and the prime result is in Jesus becoming present to us, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity and in His making Himself available to His disciples at every moment in time and at every point of the compass, whereby we and He might become One.
However, this divine Availability also allows us to go to Him even outside of Holy Mass, although we are not thereby able to become One in Him as we do by partaking of The Eucharist.Our presence to Him
But by placing ourselves within Jesus' transcendent survey of time and space which was available to Him during His time on earth, particularly at the Garden of Gethsemane, we are enabled to become present to Him.
is most especially acute
where he was lifted up,
drawing all things to Himself.;
drawing us to Himself.
For this reason I have become absolutely impressed with the Golgotha prayer which I again present here:-P At Gethsemane
You transcended time and space,
my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
- God's Own Sacrificial Lamb -
and You surveyed the massive, glorious army
of future saints
of every nation
of every generation,
whose great sanctity
was made possible
through the Infinite Merits
of Your Passion; of Your Cross,
and in this You were
somewhat strengthened and consoled.
With boldness and hope,
with humility and holy fear,
I place myself
in this transcendent survey of Yours, my Lord,
not as one of Your great Saints
but as a little child
of Your Immaculate Mother
who would kneel beside her
in the company of the beloved Apostle John
and the holy women,
so that I might
somewhat strengthen and console
Your Mother and mine,
for she is Your greatest consoler,
and to join with our Mother
and with all the Angels, Saints and Holy Souls,
in their universal declaration:
we recognise You;
we acknowledge You;
we appreciate You,
Son of God;
Son of Man.;
You for Whom only were we created. P
If we could but consciously place ourselves before The Lord at Golgotha, to which point He has drawn all things,