Categories: HomiliesPublished On: April 23rd, 2022Tags: , 309 words9.4 min read
Companions on the Journey

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Companions on the Journey

I think this happens at some point in everyone’s life.

You are with good friends. Maybe enjoying a night out. Conversation has been fun and interesting. You do not want the night to end. And as you walk back to your hotel, everyone arm in arm, you begin to sing.

Some fifty years ago, my wife and I were out with another couple. We had just such a great evening. And as we were walking back to the hotel we started singing. No, not Companions on the Journey but a song many will remember. It was Do Wah Diddy Diddy. The first line was “there she was just walking down the street”. Now you remember? Companions also has a neat melody line. It would be great to see everyone walk out of church after mass, arm in arm, singing We are Companions on the Journey!

We finish the Octave of Easter tomorrow with the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday. An eight-day celebration celebrated as if it were one day.

Ever wondered why eight days? The Jewish culture, and other ancient cultures looked at the number seven as being perfect. The Christians understood seven to be perfect in worldly terms, but we are now creatures of heaven. God created the world in seven days.

On the eighth day we are raised with our Lord through His resurrection. Eternal Life with our Lord is true perfection that becomes ours on the eighth day. Awesome. This weekend, after mass, with whomever you are with, sing your way, even if you have to make up your own words and melodies.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen