As the Triuudm fast approaches, I find myself “quieting down” more and more. There’s so much to take in, so much to meditate upon. Today we commemorate the institution of the priesthood. Thanks be to God for all of our faithful clergy throughout the world. Tomorrow, we venerate the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Father Joseph Kentenich, founder of The Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt once told a listener holding a crucifix to turn it around and look at the other side. “That’s where you hang,” he said in reference to our call to complete what is lacking in Christ’s suffering (our willing participation). Saturday we’ll be readying ourselves, our households, our Churches, for the vigil that “moves the rock” away from the tomb. And Sunday, of course, we’ll rejoice in our Risen Lord.
Today I read an article about 10 Holy Cross priests who have voiced their opposition against the invitation of President Obama to speak at Notre Dame’s graduation ceremony. Like Jesus, they have very clearly, gently, yet steadfastly taken a stand for Truth. It doesn’t matter who sits upon Caesar’s throne. Wrong is always wrong, the Truth is always the Truth.
I’ll be thinking alot about that in the next three days. I’ll be wondering what my own stand looks like and how I should be acting and reacting in response to the untruths that threaten the Church and her teachings.