Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Before Mass have six chairs from the multi-purpose room in the middle aisle of the church.
Homily: Chose seven students to play Musical Chairs and have Joe play music. Play a couple of rounds!
Instructions: There is to be no running or shoving, and you are only allowed to walk.
Question: What are the rules of musical chairs?
Answer: You walk around the chairs when the music starts, and when the music stops, you find a chair. The one not in a chair leaves the game. Remove one more chair and play again. So the game says, “There is no room for you!”
In our Gospel, Jesus says just the opposite of musical chairs, Jesus says, “I will always have a chair for you.” When Thomas speaks up and says, Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus is making a place for us in heaven, and he is making a place for us here and now, and that place is being right here at the table of the Lord.
May we always know the blessing of our Catholic School and the blessing to be able to worship God in this Holy Eucharist? May we know that the Lord is saving a place for us!