I had an article ready to post today. I saved it and clicked the publish box to post it and it disappeared . I make the mistake of typing these on the website and not saving it as a document. I hope I have learned my lesson. Something to offer up!
I do have a link below of a homily where a priest talks about seeking Heaven in all that we do.
In Our Lord's farewell address, Jesus said to His Apostles: "In my Father's house there are many mansions... I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again, and I will take you to myself; that where I am, there you also may be" (John 14:2) Christ, therefore, ascended into Heaven in order to prepare a place, a home for us in the house of His Father, in His own fatherland. When we too have finished our earthly tasks, He will take us home to Himself. We are to be with Him, to dwell in the splendor of His glory, the disciples with the Master, the members with the Head. He has merely gone before us, and soon we are to follow Him. Hence St. Leo declares in his sermon for this feast: "The Ascension of Christ is our uplifting. The hope of the body is directed to where the glorified Head has gone before. Today we have become not only possessors of paradise, but with Christ we have penetrated to the heights of Heaven; through the ineffable grace of Christ we have obtained more than we have lost through the envy of the devil. For the evil enemy has driven us from the happiness of our first home, but the Son of God has made us one with His Body and placed us at the right hand of the Father, with Whom He lives and reigns for ever and ever." (Sermon 1 de Ascens)
Let us today, at a time when many are losing hope at what is transpiring in the world, turn our hope and our longing to our eternal home in Heaven. "Seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God!" May we be zealous in our love for God, our labor during trials, and our strength during sufferings so that one day we may be with Him for all eternity.
Our Lady, Queen of Heaven - pray for us!
All ye holy angels and saints - pray for us!
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Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!