December 15, 2018

Tag - Eternity

Striving for Eternal Life

…so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. (John 3: 15) This sentence, along with some others, can be easily misinterpreted to indicate that, as long as we believe in Christ Jesus, we will enjoy eternal life, i.e. we will be saved...

What Eternity Means

Some time ago a friend of mine—I’ll call him Ron—had a very moving spiritual experience; he wrote a description of it, which I’d like to read right now. He says: “A few years ago, before my parents passed away, I’d visit with them at a Catholic...

The Importance of Each Day

An early Christian legend states that after receiving the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, the apostles eventually went off to different countries in which to preach the Gospel. St. Thomas ended up in India. Upon arriving there, Thomas met the local king...

My Lost Love

The early morning of October 8, 2016 was sunny yet chastened by a biting chill. However, the cold gave sincere promise of flowering into a very pleasant day. It was not just the chill that I will take to my grave but the memory of a lost love. That...

Eternal Man

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche made quite a stir in the late 19th century when he informed the world God is dead! Since then most people have misunderstood what he meant. He wasn’t saying that God had lived and then He died. Nietzsche meant...

Banging on the Doors of Eternity

Many years ago, I attended a lecture in our parish auditorium, given by a Jesuit priest, a Father Paul Coutinho. He was promoting his book How Big is Your God?  The title raises an interesting question that relates to the subjectivity of our concept...

Made for Eternity

In his 1946 book, Remade for Happiness, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen wrote the unsacred scripture of our day tells us that time is the very essence of things. We are always in a rush to go somewhere, meet someone for lunch, and keep a medical or a...