November 5

Revelation 21:4-6a

“And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ …Then he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.’” vss. 5-6a

In the beginning was the Word–and in the end will be the Word. All that exists is bookended by the Mystery in whom all was created and in whom all will be brought to completion. In the meantime we who have been given the breath of life are called to live out our lives with full knowledge of our divine origins and with the confidence of a secure and beautiful future. In the spectrum of time our lives seem so short, scarcely a wrinkle when compared to eternity, yet in truth they are long enough. Of course there are some who “die before their time,” but for most there are plenty of hours to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the universe, particularly if we stay alert to the nuanced Presence of the Divine that is a part of every day. This is especially true for those who are blessed by loving relationships oozing with affirmation and kindness. Those hugs and embraces cause time to stand still and overwhelm us with the wonder of God’s grace. And even though our physical bodies are magnets for aches and pains during the fragile ending years, it is enough to be loved and to live in anticipation of reunion with the Omega One who awaits. Life is good! Praise God!

Thought for the Day: What makes for a contented life?

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