“What is it to die, but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?” Those words from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran lend me the vision of my spirit melting into the sun and becoming part of the freedom of finding God.
I believe in life after death because of Jesus Christ. It has been revealed to us in the words of those who went before us. Jesus Christ died and is risen! He is the First Born of the Dead. Our death is a doorway to eternal life. We have a supernatural end – not just a natural end. The supernatural end is life with God.
I want to see His face. If purgation is the necessary means for the Beatific end, then my soul will be happy being made ready. I love God for the gift of life, but I love Him even more for the gift of eternal life. I pray God I will be found worthy of this Divine gift. I say today with Saint Augustine…my heart is restless until it rests with You. Alleluia! Jesus Christ is risen from the dead!
Happy Easter! Happy Life serving the one, true God!