“WE ARE SATISFIED!” - A Sermon for the Commemoration of St Philip

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Satterlee, Craig
Saint Philip; Christianity; Jesus; Valparaiso; Liturgical Institute; satisfy; Religion
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(excerpt) Each time that I gather around this table in preparation to leave this Liturgical Institute, I feel the way I imagine Philip felt at that other table, when Jesus prepared to leave the disciples to return to God. After these days of inspiring addresses, stimulating conversations, cherished comradery, and glorious worship, like Philip, I want to squeeze out just a little more before everything comes to an end. Give me just one more conversation with someone who understands what paschal mystery means. Just once more let me join my voice with people unafraid to sing a new hymn. Just give me one more shiver up my spine as the Spirit blows through an assembly that understands celebrating Word and Sacrament to be the center of its being and not an addendum. Just once more, and I will be satisfied.