From the Word of the Day
That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called ‘Lord’ the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. (Luke 20: 37-38)
Is it not true that if we see the sun rise on the mountain or the sea in a serene sky, we seem to be penetrated by the softest music? This is how it is if we let ourselves be penetrated by this sacred Word that confirms and comforts us in the Faith. Yes, because what confirms us as true believers is the certainty of faith that the Lord Jesus, rising Himself and working the resurrection of others as well, has given us irrefutable proof that death does not have the last word for people of yesterday or today or of the future.
Jesus called us ‘children of the Resurrection’ and added that precisely because of this, we are ‘Children of God’, a powerful and splendid truth! It is a fact that we could not be children of God who is ‘living immortality’, unless we too were people called to rise, that is, to live forever.
God cannot be the god of the dead, of people who will no longer see the light. Thus, this truth is implied, even in the experience of Moses when he saw the burning bush that was not consumed. We all live in the power of this spirit of life that comes from You, Immortal Life! Help us to remember this especially in difficult times that perhaps are the prelude to our death. It is only bodily and therefore ‘sister death’, as St. Francis called it. Therefore, away with fear. No one can rob us of our hope in the joyful life in Paradise.
Lord, help us to live in You, in Your Presence of love, choosing what You want, what You see is good for us. Then our journey toward You will be serene as we go to the Revelation of eternal joy in the certainty that we already live together with You, inhabited by Your invisible and infinite Love.
The voice of Karl Rahner, Theologian
Then, I will live with the living who in the sign of faith have preceded me to the clear day of life, where there is nothing left to do because that day is You, fullness of every reality, God of the living.