FRIDAY 29th JULY 2022
John 11, 19-27:
“I am the resurrection and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and he that is alive and believes in me shall never die for ever.”
We who believe in Jesus never celebrate death but always celebrate life.
That life which since the resurrection of Jesus is a full and eternally happy life. We Christians know that the final word is not death, but life.
That is why the Church often addresses the Father with this beautiful prayer:
“Truly it is right and necessary,
it is our duty and our salvation to thank you
always and everywhere,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
In him shines the hope of our happy resurrection;
and so, though the certainty of death saddens us,
we are comforted by the promise of future immortality.
For the life of us who believe in you, O Lord, does not end, it is transformed;
And when our earthly dwelling is dissolved, we acquire an eternal dwelling in heaven”.
Thank the Lord today for the LIFE he is continually giving us.
Antonio Sanjuan Cmf