As the liturgical year winds down, our readings draw our attention to the mystery of the Resurrection. We talk so much about heaven, but often fail to contemplate what the Resurrection of the Faithful, “the children of God,” will mean for us. No longer will we be disembodied souls. Jesus came not just to redeem our spiritual selves, but also our bodies. In his Resurrection, Jesus was victorious over sin and its ultimate consequence, death. When He returns in his glory, heaven and earth will come together and all God’s creation will be completely transformed. This includes us, human beings, made in his image and likeness. Our glorified bodies will be reunited with our souls and we will be made new. Our imagination cannot begin to describe the awesomeness of that day.
Lord, when your glory appears, [our] joy will be full.
Peace, Fr. Steve