Life is sacramental: the outward signs reveal the inward grace. The outward sign of bread and wine at the altar are what they are — real bread from the earth and wine, the fruit of the vine — and yet they are revelatory of more, of Jesus’ real presence. That sacramental principle is a template for life. The whole of life is intended to be like that: sacramental. It is what it is, and yet it is symbolic of something more, a channel of revelation.

-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE

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