Sunday, January 29, 2017

The New Exodus

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"In the New Testament era, the "pillar of fire" is the presence of our Eucharistic Lord. In this painting, ominous storm clouds gather and an army approaches, intent on destroying the children of the new covenant. The people are in confusion and terror, but a priest lifts high a monstrance in which the Body of Christ is exposed, the Lord rallying to Himself all those who hunger for Truth. Soon the Light will scatter the darkness, divide the waters, and open an impossible path to the promised land of Paradise." 

 Michael D.O'Brien commentary on the painting The New Exodus

"Jesus is going to lead His people into the "promised land"—an Era of Peace where the Covenant people of God will rest from their labors. Indeed, that Pillar of Fire is the burning Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Eucharist. His Mother, Mary, is like the Pillar of Cloud which has been leading this little remnant of the Church out of the night of sin during the past 40 years. But as the Dawn approaches, we are to Look To The East, for the Pillar of Fire is rising to lead us to Victory. We, like the Israelites, are to smash our idols, to simplify our lives so that we may travel lightly, to fix our eyes upon the Cross, and place our trust completely in God. Only in this way will we be able to make the journey.." ~ Mark Mallett

"Thy Will Be Mine"