Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
 Home 
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Radio
Small Christian
Communities
Brochures
MP3 & Audio
Video Catalog
Discipleship
Retreats
Bible
Institute
Guadalupe
Bible College
 Prayer 
Room

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 22, Issue 5


<< Friday, September 22, 2006 >>
 
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
View Readings
Psalm 17 Luke 8:1-3
Similar Reflections
 

HEAVENLY HOME

 
"If our hopes in Christ are limited to this life only, we are the most pitiable of men." —1 Corinthians 15:19
 

We, as Christians, have more joy in this earthly life than those who do not believe. We love our life on this earth and rejoice in the Lord always (Phil 4:4). Only Christians can stand to be conscious for very long. The unbelievers call altering or losing consciousness "fun". That's how miserable their conscious life is.

Although earthly life is a joy, our hopes are not "limited to this life only." We are strangers and aliens in the world and look forward to going home to heaven (Eph 2:19). We are not "secular," meaning "of this world." We are a "resurrection people," moving from this world through death and resurrection into the heavenly kingdom.

"As you well know, we have our citizenship in heaven; it is from there that we eagerly await the coming of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ" (Phil 3:20). "I repeat, we are full of confidence and would much rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord" (2 Cor 5:8). "I long to be freed from this life and to be with Christ, for that is the far better thing" (Phil 1:23). When he wrote the above verse, St. Paul was "searching for a better, a heavenly home" (Heb 11:16). In the same way, let us go home where we belong.

 
Prayer: Father, may I be homesick to be with You in heaven.
Promise: "The Twelve accompanied Him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and maladies." —Lk 8:1-2
Praise: In the last months of her life, Jean, a faithful editor of One Bread, One Body, was forced by poor health to move into a nursing home. She fixed her eyes on Jesus (Heb 3:1), knowing her true home was with her Beloved in heaven. Now she has gone home to be with Him forever.
 
(For a related teaching, order our tape Am I Going to Heaven? on audio AV 54-3 or video V-54.)
 
 
Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant my permission to publish One Bread, One Body covering the period from August 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006.
†Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, February 26, 2006.
 
The rescript is a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free of doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted ecclesial permission agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Volume 22, Issue 5
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Letter to Readers
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · XML / RSS Feed
  · eBook Edition
 
Subscription Requests
  · Subscribe, change, renew or cancel subscription
  · Sign-up for OBOB daily e-mail
 
Share OBOB
  · Send a sample issue to a friend
  · Order a box of OBOB for your group
  · E-mail a sample OBOB teaching to a friend

 

 

 
Home   ·   One Bread
One Body
  ·   Daily Bread
Radio
  ·   Small Christian
Communities
  ·   Brochures   ·   MP3 & Audio
Video Catalog
  ·   Discipleship
Retreats
  ·   Bible
Institute
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer
Room
 

Copyright © 2014 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy