Remember also that the word of God is sacramental, in a period when you cannot receive the eucharist, how about reading the Word of God, the Acts of the Apostles and St.Paul in particular?

We`ve been thinking about that period of time after the resurrection which is covered by The Acts of the Apostles.  And you`ve been reading The Acts of the Apostles and St. Paul`s letters and asking yourselves what was going on back then.  The great accomplishment of that period plus the following 20 to 30 years was a process of embedding the story of Jesus into sacred time, sacred history.  It starts with the risen Jesus explaining events in his life in the light of the Jewish Scriptures, and continues through the efforts of his followers, eventually through a fair amount of human genius (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul), but also through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  The result of all this effort and guidance was the New Testament, without it our religion would not exist.  What does it do; as I`ve said it embeds the story of Jesus into sacred time, sacred history.  Who was it written for; people who lived 2100 years ago, or people now?  This an incredibly complicated question and one you are probably determined to ignore.  But we have to be able to answer it if we are going to be able to explain to the world why we still believe what the New Testament is telling us.