We foolishly believe that somehow death does not apply to us, that we are invincible, that we will go on forever. Still, as Jesus warns us in the terrifying images of today’s Gospel, the time we are given in this life is precious – God gives us this gift of life to embrace and be embraced by the love that is uniquely of God. Jesus calls us not to be obsessed with the “stones” that will one day collapse and become dust yet to seek instead the lasting things of the soul, the things of God. May love that never ends, compassion that never fades, forgiveness that never falters be the focus of our journey to the eternal dwelling place of God.
In Christ’s Peace…Fr. Dave