The Gospel of John mentions Jesus' desire that 'all may be one.' At two recent funerals military honors were offered with taps , gun salute and presentation of the American flag to the family. It was moving to see how
the military remembered each after years of their service to the country. It was beautiful to know someone remembered their sacrifice. The mass is a memorial yet Christ is present in the consecrated bread and wine becoming his sacred body and blood.
He remembers you every day, not only at death. He is with us until we see him face to face. Today in the US is Mother's Day. May we remember and give thanks for our mothers and their lessons of love and fidelity.