Life is Everlasting or it is NO life at all … Saturday, August 17

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If there is no Resurrection then what, after 2,000 years, is He doing HERE?

 

 

A Rosary Meditation … The First Glorious Mystery, the Resurrection. “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” ~ Pope John Paul II.

 

And we celebrate it, whatever else is going on, all year long. Easter, the Resurrection, real Life, never ends. That ought to be the definition of true life. Its lasting, it never ends. It wouldn’t really be worth very much otherwise, would it? So, life being real, real life that is, we have no reason to abandon ourselves to despair. We are the children of the Resurrection. And this might be a good definition of “Christian”. A Christian, being someone who has received the Life manifested to us by way of the Resurrection, ought to be a source of life. We are, after all, supposed to be like Christ. Christ IS Life. He is also the WAY. We, as Catholics, need to be beacons, sharing the life that has been so freely shared with us, guiding others, by the light of our lives, to that One True Source of Life, Jesus, the Light of the World. Think of this as a sort of “Trickle down” Resurrection. Hallelujah.

 

Today …

 

 


 

 

St. Clare of Montefalco

Clare was born at Montefalco, Italy, around 1268. As a young woman she joined a convent of Franciscan tertiaries. This group established Holy Cross Convent at Montefalco in 1290, adopting the Rule of St. Augustine. (Third Order Franciscans living under the Rule of St. Augustine??? What I’ve been telling folks for years. We wear different jerseys but we’re all on the same team. 😉 )Clare’s sister Joan was the abbess of this community, but at her death Clare succeeded her. She led an austere life, being particularly devoted to the Passion of Christ and His Cross. When Clare died in 1308, an image of the Cross was found imprinted on her heart, and her body remained incorrupt. She was canonized in 1881 by Pope Leo XIII. The life of St. Clare reminds us that we are all called to a life of prayer and dedication. These things are some of the ways we reflect Christ’s Life. Still, we must not expect or anticipate special favors. We are to be satisfied with the simple relationship we establish with God.

 

Consider … Life that’s not everlasting is no more than a prelude to death.

 

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