Have you ever thought seriously of the meaning of your life on earth? Have you truly made reaching Heaven the ultimate goal in your life? If these questions have not been something that crossed your mind, then it is time to do so. For our life on earth is just a short journey. The ultimate destination of every Christian is to reach Heaven – our Eternal Home.
The fifth video of the 6-part DIVINE LENTEN 2017 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION SERIES at the top of this post is "THERE IS LIFE AFTER DEATH” by Rev. Fr. Jacob Arimpur V.C., Assistant Director - Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor, Kerala, India. In this Spirit-filled sharing, Fr. Jacob exhorts each of us - “Jesus is posing a very important question today to all of us. ‘Is your life earth-bound or Heaven-bound?’ It is a very important question that Jesus is asking each one of us .In Philippians 3:20, we are reminded that 'Our citizenship is not of this world.’ We are living in this world – that is the reality. But Jesus is reminding us, ‘Let the world not enter into your life.’”
“Jesus is not saying the world is evil or that the world is bad. Whatever God has created is good. But often what happens is we start abusing what God has created. It is there that the problem lies. We are not able to use these gifts of Graces that God has given us in the proper way. That is the root cause of many of the problems we are facing today.”
“Jesus is asking us to short or re-orient our focus from the world to Heaven which is our ultimate decision. “
“We are not realizing that we are dying every moment. What we are not seeing is this: we are not able to see Heaven – the ultimate reward of what God will give us.”
“Let us go beyond the ordinary way of looking at things. If we want to experience joy and peace in this world, we have to do it. Jesu sis asking us to lift our perspective to Heaven from this earth.”
“A true Christian says, ‘What is mine is a gift of God so I will share it.’”
“The Lord is giving us a foretaste of Heaven – how beautiful it would be if we reach Heaven! Your life is not to end here. There is life after death.”
Next Sunday, Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C., Director of Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor, Kerala, India will be sharing the Word of God on "EVERY SUFFERING IS A CALL FROM JESUS”.
Please do share this Divine Lenten 2017 Weekly Video Reflection series with your loved ones, prayer groups and friends to make this sacred season of Lent a truly transforming experience in our Christian life.