Did you ever wonder what the priest or deacon is praying quietly when adding a little water to the wine during the Preparation of the Gifts? It is a beautiful prayer from the Roman Missal (that big red book Father prays from during Mass). The words of the prayer are “By the mystery of this water and wine, may we come to celebrate the Divinity of Christ, who humbled Himself to share in our humanity.” That’s it. Nothing concrete or absolute. Just a simple prayer that we keep our hearts open and celebrate our life with God. Too often in today’s world we want concrete facts and absolute answers. But as Christians, God asks us to trust him – to take a leap of faith – that he has a plan, and the plan is good. God’s plan is a mystery to us, as it should be, because we are only human, and that’s OK. May we pray today that we have the wisdom and patience to seek God’s plan for us and celebrate the Mystery of our life.
May you have a blessed week celebrating the Easter Season!