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Readings for Today were taken from the Office of the Dead, as the homily was for a Dominican Feast, All Deceased Dominicans.
Just what is heaven? What does it mean to live forever? Is heaven an extended family reunion? An existence that is just a little bit better than our life here on earth? Or is it in fact something more? If it is not really that much different, why would anyone want to live forever? Life is pretty difficult. The Buddhists believe that life is suffering, and many times it seems that way. But is this really all that heaven is, something just a little better? Fortunately, the bible gives us plenty of clues that heaven is much more. Saint Paul tells us heaven, and what it is, has not even entered into our hearts. It is beyond anything we can understand. But it is absolute fulfillment. So pray for the dead. And open your heart to Jesus.
Homily given at Saint Dominic Priory, Saint Louis, Missouri, on November 8, 2018.
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Today's readings provide for us an important insight into God. God wants everyone to be saved. Everyone. In the first reading, we are reminded God uses a less than perfect Saint Paul to preach to the Gentiles. In the gospel, we see parables that remind us that God is always searching for us. God wants so much to forgive our sins. He so much wants a relationship with us. This is so true that God goes to any length to find us. God makes every opportunity to be available to us. He reminds us again and again the time in now for conversion. So do not waste another second. Open your heart to God. It will make all of the difference.