What happens on Sunday morning is the center of our life together. Each and every week we gather as a family – a community – to receive from the Lord his most profound gifts: grace, mercy, forgiveness, peace, holiness, and strength. This comes to us in an ordered rhythm – the liturgy – that is nearly 2,000 years old and which demonstrates physically, tangibly, and concretely that what happens here is otherworldly. Indeed, what happens during the liturgy is the intersection of heaven and earth, as Jesus comes to us with his very body and blood, bringing with himself “angels, archangels, and all the company of heaven” as we pray in the liturgy. This is our life. This is our hope. And this is our only antidote to a world that runs so hard against us.