St. Cyprian famously said “No one can have God for his Father, who does not have the Church for his mother.” We are in a dark time right now with the impact of the coronavirus keeping us from our spiritual mother, the Church. We miss her, and although technology permits us to “stay in touch,” and have a long distance relationship, it is not the same. Our mother, the Church, nurtures us through the Sacraments and by providing us sacred space filled with beauty the eye sees and the heart experiences. Fyodor Dostoevsky also wrote,“Beauty will save the world,” so this Sunday will focus on the beauty of the Church’s spiritual motherhood, the masculine and feminine nature of God, and Mary, the Theotokos.
These scriptures will be referenced in the lesson if you wish to read them ahead of class: Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 2:4-25, Luke 1:26-38, Romans 5:14, 1 Corinthians 15:45, Matthew 19:1-10,