Mass for the dead 3/3
For seeing you, our God, as you are,
we shall be like you for all the ages
and praise you without end,
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all that is good.
This is one of my favorite lines in the Eucharistic Prayers. The people in heaven see God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as He (Father, Son, and Spirit) is. In that future eternal time, we shall see that we will be in heaven what God made man to be in the beginning before sin: God made them in His own image and likeness, male and female He created them.
Sin, and the effects of sin, now blind us to this reality and indeed damages us to the point where — even after Baptism and in a state of grace — we cannot see us for who we are as we cannot now see God for Who He is. But in heaven, the effects of sin will be gone and we’ll see the truth!
Fr Jim Dubrouillet
on Sunday, January 24 at 6:00AM