Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Tuesday, February 13, 2007



THE PLACE OF THE MASS IN THE DIVINE PLAN
CONTINUED


6 -- How can Christ be first in the thought of God, the Exemplar or Model of creation; and at the same time come to earth so long after the first man appeared on earth?


To understand this, let us make a comparison.

Suppose that you--in Montreal--decide to go to Quebec City. The first thought that comes to mind is "Quebec." But before you arrive in Quebec, you must first take several steps. You must go by automobile or else buy a railroad ticket. You must pass through all the towns between here and Quebec, and the last place you will reach will be Quebec. That is why we say: "That which is first in the order of intention, is last in the order of execution."
[From 'Your Mass and Your Life']