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...

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Temporary now, Eternity later

Times may be tough nowadays, but today’s readings help remind us how temporary they are.

Today’s first reading (Genesis 17:3-9) reminds us that Children of Abraham (children by blood and children by faith) have been striving to keep God’s covenant throughout the ages.

And then, in today’s Gospel (John 8:51-59), our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gives us a glimpse of the Eternity in which he dwells.

"Amen, amen, I say to you,
before Abraham came to be, I AM."

By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, may we be faithful and persevere in all the days He gives us – few or many, easy or hard – so that He may bring us to the eternal happiness of heaven with Him.