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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 25, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Revelation 11:4-12
Psalm 144:1, 2, 9-10
Luke 20:27-40

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"They no longer die, for they are like angels . . . ."

The Lord teaches that the provisions and quality of the life of heaven are completely different from those here below. We will be the same, given the glorious bodies of the resurrection, but we will not marry nor be given in marriage. We will be all children of God.

What Heaven is like is almost completely unknown, except that the Lord assures us that the measure and the ordering that we know here below will not be the measure and the ordering of heaven. We will be new people, retaining the body in the resurrection and made glorified, just as Jesus was mysteriously glorified after His own resurrection.

We don't know what this means, and really, it isn't that important. What is important here and now is to know that we cannot know the glory of Heaven, and so there is no point wasting time trying to understand it. Instead, it is better to start living that heaven here on Earth in the presence of the Lord and in the service of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

- JuandelaCruz
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Saturday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

St. Catherine of Alexandria

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