Monday, March 13, 2006

What thoughts go through your mind?

Have you been aware of how many saints of the Church have been called home? (Have I slipped into being an old guy who reads the obits?) We have known of four in the last week: Gloria Semkiw's mom; Richard Wattenbarger's father; Martha Betts; and now Bev McFarland's father. All of them have played an important role in the lives of those they grieve their passing and many were strong believers. How we can rejoice in the example they modelled for us! How we are called to mimic their strength in Christ! How jealous we may be that they are home in heaven! Jealous? Yes! ...or is heaven too far away from your thoughts? Thought for today from Thomas a Kempis "Let temporal things serve your use, but the eternal be the object of your desire." Maybe we just need to know more about heaven.

2 Comments:

Blogger pduggie said...

But is the "intermediate state" really 'home'?

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Death is common in the natural man, but eternal life is exclusive in the Son!

10:28 PM  

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