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...

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Every good thing... and more

In today's Gospel (Mark 12:18-27), our Lord says something very interesting about marriage:

When they rise from the dead,
they neither marry nor are given in marriage,
but they are like the angels in heaven.

This may be disappointing news for some married people, who are distressed at the idea they will no longer be married to the love of their lives in heaven.

The truth is, of course, that none of us shall be disappointed in heaven. It is important to remember, however, that heaven very much transcends our earthly frames of reference. That is the fundamental point that our Lord is making here: heaven is not just Our "Earthly Life - Part II" - it is a fundamentally different reality.

Personally, I think that the bonds of love that we experience in this life will be transformed and that while the earthly, flesh-bound concepts of marriage will no longer apply, these transformed bonds of love will be even deeper and more wonderful than we can imagine in the eternal bliss of heaven.

Purify me, Lord Jesus, and let me flow with your love in this world, so that I may rejoice in you forever in the Father's kingdom.

(adapted from an earlier post)