Each week when we come to the Table, the Great Thanksgiving ends with an invitation to join with “angels and archangels and all the company of heaven” to sing the Sanctus, the “Holy, Holy.” While I had heard those words regularly and thought I knew what they signaled, it wasn’t until my father died that the meaning of those words opened up for me.
I have come to understand the Eucharist as a thin place, as Celtic people would call it; a moment when the distance between heaven and earth collapses and we catch a glimpse of the divine. We here on Earth are joined together with “all the company of heaven,” singing God’s praises.
Each week I remember the many different saints. I pray that in your celebrating, the distance between heaven and earth might collapse, allowing you a glorious glimpse of the divine.
This message is an excerpt of “In the company of heaven” by Linda Post Bushkofsky in the November 2017 issue of Gather magazine.
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