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Two Cathedrals


The roofless ruins of the old Cathedral

The roofless ruins of the old Cathedral

One day, I drove into the City of Coventry in Northern England, with one goal in mind, to view the ruins of the Cathedral bombed out in the air raids of World War II.

Only the lower part of the walls of this once magnificent Church had survived the rain of death from the skies.  Grass covered what had been the main body of the edifice.

The worshipers had responded to this destruction by raising up a new, modern Cathedral on the grounds adjoining the ruins.  As I walked through this light-filled House of Worship, I admired the faith of the Coventry people in raising up another splendid, glowing Temple of Prayer for all to come after them.

On this Easter Sunday, we rejoice that death did not conquer the Lord, the Messiah, on that first Good Friday.  He raised Himself up from the tomb into a shining image of hope for all his faithful followers.

Perhaps, we find ourselves sitting among the ruins of our lives brought on by our own weakness and lack of faith.  At this Resurrection Time, we can have new hope that we can change our death dealing life style into a glorious way of life.

Jesus, the Risen Lord, approaches us with His greeting, “Peace Be With You!”  We can step out of the ruins of what has been and grasp the Hand of the Gentle Christ Who wishes to help us build an even greater edifice of our lives, all bright and inspiring with prayer and good works of every kind.

I shall never forget Coventry and its two Cathedrals.  The memory has often given me new hope in striving for a better life.

A Joyous Easter To All!!

Fr. George Mc Kenna

March 30, 2013 - Posted by | Bulletins | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Happy Easter Father!! and again thank you for your inspiring words, Jesus gives us much Hope!! I also have to thank you for swaying me back to the catholic services having been church hopping, I just enjoyed holy week so much it really makes the passion passionate!! With Love debra hurley

    Comment by Debra Hurley | March 31, 2013 | Reply


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