A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Where are they now?

Today's readings remind me of those "Where are they now?" features that summarize what's happened to once-famous people who've slipped from public view.

Both readings are the ends of their books, the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel of John. Both end with narratives focusing on Apostles: in Acts, it's Paul; in John's Gospel, it's that unnamed Apostle everyone surmises to be... John.

Both inspire the question, what happened to that Apostle? In fact, it's in the Gospel passage: "Lord, what about him?"

Both readings give the same answer: they preached the Good News; they "taught about the Lord Jesus Christ;" they testified "to these things."

That summarized their lives perfectly.

Does that summarize our lives?

Shouldn't it?