Saturday, November 10, 2007

Think of the future today


32nd second Sunday in Ordinary time
Year C
Gospel: Lk. 20: 27 – 38
“Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection.”(36)


The Pharisees and the Sadducees were arguing whether resurrection exists or not. They turned to the Lord and asked a hypothetical question. But Jesus instead took it as an opportunity to give a catechesis on the resurrection and God’s desire to bring life to all His children. In a way, he opens the heavens and invites us to enter into His eternal home to be with him forever.

We all desire for heaven, for eternal life, and for salvation. But all these are true after we spend our lives here on earth. In the meantime, we are preoccupied of wanting to be greater and to have more. We dream of buying bigger homes, getting higher pay, buying more clothes, eventually serving ourselves and our immediate families.

We could at least connect the future with the present and not panic that our journey to heaven may be more immediate than expected. Each day we can ask this question, “Does my life today have something to do in the future, in my life with the Lord? Are my actions and decisions today leading me to being able to see Him who is my joy forever? Am I bringing my family and others, especially the poor to the knowledge of God and do I help them work their way to heaven or to freedom from slavery on earth?”

Let's ask these questions today and the Lord will guide us everyday.

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