Sundays ARE Different
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it Holy.”
There is such a thing as a “holy place” where God meets man and man meets God.
This Cathedral in Toledo, Spain is an architectural representation of a holy place.
You should be able to see seven steps up to the altar in the middle there at the back wall. The steps represent the upward steps that Moses took to meet God, when God came down to the mountain to teach the Law and the Sacrifice.
At the top of the steps,is an altar, and there is the holy meeting place between God and man, and something supernatural happens.
The Son of God comes. And because the Son of God is Eternal God, then we, in our time, can enter into that One Act of Sacrifice that made peace between God and man.
So we see that Offering, elevated upward towards Heaven —
Heaven is where our Creator is. Although it is always and ever our duty as creatures to worship and adore our Creator, in our spiritually darkened world this beautiful, solemn ceremony (of worship and adoration) has powerful enemies.
Locally, we cannot worship like this in our own cathedral. Shadows are rising.
Instead, we must enter that door and go downwards into the dark basement-like place.
The representation of an angel affirms to our minds that Heaven watches down on us. Our ceremony is beautiful and holy even though our surroundings aren’t!
Our spiritually darkened world is going to get very much worse very soon.
But, see. The Son of God eternally offers Himself to God in the Elevation. That beautiful, solemn ceremony will still go on.
It may not be in a beautiful cathedral like the one in Toledo. It may not even take place in a basement. It might have to be in some ruins, like above. Or catacombs, for a while.
But those who want to can still adore and worship their Creator by participating in that one Sacrifice offered up to Him. Wherever this takes place, the beautiful solemn Mass of all Ages, wherever, it will be a Holy Place.
Until Judgment comes and Creation is supernaturally restored, and those who have adored their Creator will be safe forever.
Malachi 1:11 – For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, my name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts.