The ungodly resent the hope found in the lives of the just, who find their lives' meaning in the Lord. Those who trust in the Lord shall abide with Him forever.
Wisdom--as offered by the author of the "Book of Wisdom"--is a particular state of mind that involves openness to God, self-discipline, and humility.
All that we need for life eternal arises from the gifts that God gives to His Church. May God make us grateful for His generosity.
The purpose of Saint Paul's letter to the Romans is to introduce himself to them so they will be familiar with him when his travels bring him to Rome.
Saint Paul says that it's not up to us to judge the value of someone else's religious observances. Serving God is what is important.
Jesus has given everything for us. If His love and His kingdom is truly everything to us, what wouldn't we be willing to give for it?
We have a place at the table of the great king, but we often let worldly concerns distract us. Let us not squander our place by refusing the invitation.
God's plan of salvation includes everybody. It is driven by a love for all humanity that goes far beyond human comprehension.
We learn from the Book of Wisdom that the condition of the departed is not meaningless. They are at peace and enjoy the hope of immortality.
Today's reading from Revelation assures us that the number of the saved is beyond counting, and includes people of every sort. We hope to be part of it someday.