Posts Tagged ‘Last Things’

The Definitive Blessing of Life in the Glory of Heaven

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble What lies beyond death is shrouded in mystery, something that we cannot fully comprehend, but Jesus Christ offers us the Good News of heaven, of new and everlasting life even after our earthly bodies have died and our temporal existence has ended. Still, all human […] [Read more]

The Mystery and Tragedy of Hell

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleAs much as we might prefer to deny it, hell is a reality (CCC 1034-35). But exactly what hell is like and how it is experienced is couched in imagery and mystery. Scripture uses two very different pictures to describe hell – unquenchable fire, yet also […] [Read more]

The Questions of Purgatory and Limbo

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Any discussion on the Last Things – death, judgment, heaven and hell – is incomplete without taking up the matters of purgatory and “limbo.” In the popular imagination, purgatory is thought of as a place not unlike a waiting room. In fact, purgatory is not […] [Read more]

Judgment and Getting a Good Judgment

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin100 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In Michelangelo’s Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel, Jesus stands as the awesome central figure. This reminds us of the Gospel’s final rendering of justice depicting those who have been found worthy and those who have not (Matthew 25:31-46). We know that two kinds of […] [Read more]

The Mystery of Death and the Blessing of Christian Hope

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Eventually, bodies give out, all biological processes cease and then . . . utter and unsettling stillness of the flesh. Facing the reality of death is one of the hardest moments in life. When it arrives for someone we love, there is a host of […] [Read more]