Christmas ends, but now pre Easter season begins on the Sunday of Septuagesima which this year was last Sunday, January 28, 2018.
Although Christmas ended for the world December 26, according to the Church, it ended Saturday before Septuagesima Sunday. We as Catholic realize this.
The dictionary defines the word “realize” this way – “to grasp or understand clearly or to make real.” We all realized the school shootings when we hear about them or the Las Vegas shooting last October. We see these horrors on the news, almost daily it seems.
Until we as an individual experience the terror, it will not become an actual realization because it will not be happening to us.
Likewise, when we hear the story of Christmas or the Passion of Christ we do believe and realize the event, but do we have a real realization of it. Realization in this sense is a gift of God.
Our Lady says she has many special graces to give us; few ask for them. “Ask, and you shall receive.”
Especially for the Traditionalist who believe and realize the teaching of the Eucharist there lies the hidden truth, just for the asking.
We can have this REALIZATION and have Christmas and Easter each day of our life.
Imagination being there when the King is born and seeing Him rise from the dead. What a grace!
The Living Christ is present in the Eucharist. Unity to Christ is through this sacrament. When we receive an accurate realization of this, we will run to the Blessed Sacrament, where we can talk to Jesus. Imagine speaking to Him in a way that others can not because of lack of faith. Seek a Traditional Catholic church to see the difference.
So close yet, so far away when forgetting to visit the Blessed Sacrament, we miss an opportunity to have a conversation with God and have Him all to yourself. We do realize He is there, or we wouldn’t be persevering as a Traditional Catholic, yet, the true realization seems to be missing too many times.
We need only to ask for this great grace, and we will then experience Christmas each day.