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Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full. — Psalm 17:15
Mass reading: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2,9-14 / 2 Thessalonians 2:16–3:5 / Luke 20:27-38 or 20:27,34-38
When my younger daughter was three years old, she would repeatedly ask questions about God and death. I had to be on my toes at all times. “Who is going to die?” she’d wonder, and that would begin another conversation about life and death and new life.
In today’s readings, we hear not only about our eventual eternal glory with God but about the tests we may first have to face to reach that place. Like my daughter, I want to run to God and demand answers to questions that scare me. I want to know everything now. But He asks me to have faith, to trust that this life will give way to something far better — a place where every question will be answered in the best possible way.
Prayer: Thank You, Jesus, for conquering death and opening heaven.
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