Thought for the Day – 5 April – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
“Even as Jesus rose from the dead, so we shall rise again.
This is a Dogma of ou faith.
“I believe … in the resurrection of the body.”
When Job was seated on his dunghill, his body rotting with leprosy, deserted by everybody, scorned by his wife and reproved by his friends, he found comfort in this great truth.
“I know that my Vindicator lives and that he will at last, stand forth on the dust where I myself shall see and, not another – and from my flesh, I shall see God – my inmost being is consumed with longing” (Job 19:25-27).
St Paul describes this resurrection.
In the twinkling of an eye, he says, at the sound of the trumpet of the Eternal Judge, our bodies will reformed and will have life again.
We shall all rise but not all in the same manner.
The body, which was the companion of the soul during our mortal life, will once again be its companion and share with it, either the eternal glory of Heaven, or the everlasting pains of Hell (Cf 1 Cor 15).
We shall live forever like Jesus.
“I believe in life everlasting,” in everlasting happiness, in Heaven or in eternal damnation in Hell.
This great truth is a warning to us.
If we remember it all our lives, we shall not steer our course towards evil and towards Hell but, towards goodness and towards Heaven, where one day, we shall come to rest in a land of lasting happiness.
Our life should be a continual resurrection, a continual ascent towards perfection, which will raise us from sin, to the state of grace, from the state of grace, to fervour and from fervour to sanctity.”
Antonio Cardinal Bacci
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2 thoughts on “Thought for the Day – 5 April – The Resurrection”
Wonderful website, thank you for your devotion and the immense amount of work this site must have been. I hope your eyesight is better after your operation. I pray that it is, esp since you have such a feeling for the beautiful paintings of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Throughout those words and acts divine
Gleams of the eternal splendor shine
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Dear Yelena – so many thanks! Your wonderful words give me strength and courage to carry on with the Master’s Work!
Sadly, the eyes are in a sorrowful state and there are times when I feel lost and useless.
Then I remember you and all the others who encourage and inspire me.
Tell me where that beautiful quote comes from?
And may the beloved Lord Jesus Christ bless you and yours today and everyday and keep us all fighting the good fight!🙏💘🤗