Today, the Threefold Day, the Triduum, is the reconfiguration of time to accommodate Eternity’s invasion, as God-made-flesh enters into the darkest chaos of human depravity to shine re-creating Light. In the womb of this Time, our liturgy, there opens a new Space in creation from which evil can forever give rise to indestructible good.
Behold, I am making all things new.
Today is the axis of our cosmic, human and angelic story, the Day when all that came forth from God, and turned away from God, is turned back toward his Face in the face of his crucified and risen Son.
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself.
Today, God’s infinite power is shown perfected in humanity’s feeblest weakness. Astheneia, a=without + sthénos=strength. Today, a reconfiguration of power accommodates Eternity’s invasion, as God-made-flesh enters into our violence to incite his revolution of tenderness.
My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.
Today, it is mercy that heralds God’s supreme work of re-creation, the Church. The Church, we who have been re-born in waters springing from the limp corpse of God. We are the new Space, bearers of the new Time, carrying one another into heaven’s triage, a field hospital made of living stones with which God rebuilds his Home amid the ruins.
Like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
At sunset Today, allow your world, your many ruins to become a world rebuilt, a revolution enacted. Allow the without-strength of God to enter your frailty and overthrow your violence. Open wide the doors to Christ our endless Day.
Whenever I am weak, then I am strong.
There, amid the uprising ruins, the Cherubim await you…