Grant, almighty God,
that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion these days of joy,
which we keep in honour of the risen Lord,
and that what we relive in remembrance
we may always hold to in what we do.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Collect for 6th Sunday of Easter
The above prayer, prayed at Mass yesterday, reminds that what we celebrate should inform our lives. One image for our lives is that of pilgrimage from this fallen and marred world to the perfection of life wholly united with God in heaven.
The Lord himself provides the nourishment and the direction that we need to continue on that journey, and salve for when we fall, and fresh guidance for when we get lost.
- What challenges do you find on your journey at present?
- What helps you to keep seeing to move forward?
Pilgrim. Hereford Cathedral. (c) 2017, Allen Morris