“My child, you are always with me. Everything I have is yours.” (Luke 15:31)
Today’s 2nd reading reminds us that “[our] citizenship is in heaven.” If we could only remember, each day, that our eternal destiny is to be with God!But on most days, we might be more inclined to say what Abram said to God in the 1st reading after he was promised land for his descendants: “How am I to know that I possess it?” Abram received his proof in a terrifying event, as did the apostles who witnessed the Transfiguration in today’s Gospel.
Reflection questions for this week:
- How do we handle our doubt that what God promises to give us is indeed ours?
- What proof do we need to truly believe that we share in what belongs to God?
- If we received such proof, how would it change our lives?
- Can we live in faith if we never receive the proof we so much want?
Pat Fosarelli for the Liturgy Committee