From Sunday’s second reading (Romans 8:18-23):
‘I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us.’
All neatly wrapped up in a little bundle by the ever wise and Spirit infused St Paul these words quite beautifully sum up our faith.
Our faith is one of great joy as we anticipate the glory and splendour of unity with the Father in Heaven. Yes, there will be difficult times and there will inevitably be suffering. But this suffering will not be without reward. Our Lord Jesus Christ didn’t die on the Cross so that we may have an easy life free from the trials of the world. No, he died on the Cross so that we may share in the glory of the Father’s Kingdom.
Jesus, by his Cross and Resurrection, has raised us to new life; to a life of great joy where suffering will be a thing of the past.
Our mission as people of God must be to bring this joyful message to the world.
Jesus loves us so much that he had nails driven into his body just so that the gates of Paradise and eternal life could be opened up for you and me! How great is that love!