Monday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Sketch by Brie Schulze

The Resurrection must progressively become the only future we are expecting.  This has two consequences on our day to day life.  First, it means we don’t have much else to look forward to in this life: we are glad to see the grace of God at work in ourselves and in others, and we are delighted by the occasions to be part of the divine movement.  Second, it means we no longer expect to get something good or bad out of this life: the resurrection infinitely surpasses anything we have or can experience in this life.  All other goods, compared to the resurrection, are absolutely inferior.  The resurrection is something divine: Jesus says, “I AM the resurrection.”  It is the most godlike thing that can happen to our human flesh – born again to immortality. read more