Saints We Love

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Come Let Us Worship Together

 Terry Fenwick
On our journey to become members of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, we have come from many places where “fellowship” not “worship” was the rule. Often the clapping of hands and swaying to beautiful melodic songs, albeit about the Lord, is the method of “worship” with little regard to our God given built-in need to worship. We have a need to kneel before the King of Kings, to pray, to confess, to sing high worship, directly from the Sacred Scriptures, as we prepare ourselves for the sharing of His gift to us of Himself in the Eucharist.

The Catholic Mass is the only Holy place left in the world. Was there ever another? It is difficult to imagine there ever was another Holy place now that Tom, my husband, and I are part of this great worship of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. We must guard it with our lives. 

Although we have the promise of Jesus to St. Peter, in Matthew 16:18, that the Gates of Hell will not prevail against His Church, we surely can crack open the gates enough to let in 'disruption' to holy worship when we lose respect for the awe we have before the Lord our God.

I am an extrovert. Extroverts want to talk all the time, and I am no exception. I want to say hello, hug, and visit with everyone at each Mass, but I am learning, in the Holiness of the moment, that the love we pass when we Pass the Peace is enough conversation. That love we see in each other’s faces comes from the confessed to the confessed and that same love is the purest communication; the purest fellowship we can experience. 

Terry Fenwick
"I Love Being Catholic!"
November 21, 2004

"Wherever applause breaks out in the Liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of Liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment." Pope Benedict XVI  2005 


Anonymous said...

Wow, Terry ... Love, you. Jojo

Gabriella said...

You always give me the goosebumps when you write!!
Never stop.
Love you