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In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.
Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 14:1-6
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Where I am going you know the way.” Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Wanting and doing.
“I will come back and take you to be with me,” says this Gospel. Saint Ambrose of Milan says that in Christ, wanting and doing are the same. His desires perfectly align with His actions. The thing is, He desires for us to be with Him, and that means if there are no obstacles on our part, the day He returns for us, we will be with Him forever.
Applied to married life:
Julio: I loved the third cycle of catechesis by St. John Paul II where he talks about the eschatological man. After all, it shows us our ultimate destination, where we are heading for all eternity.
Marta: Yes, it’s good to know and understand what we need to prepare for, what our final destination is, so that we can align our lives with what will be our life forever. The union through complete divinization. An incredible experience!
Julio: There could be nothing more beautiful than being together in the kingdom of heaven. Fullness, perfect union, forever, forever, forever.
Marta: God is great and He is all love. He wants us to be with Him, and we desire nothing better than to be with Him.
What a blessing it would be to be with your Son and with you, to look into your eyes, hold your hand, embrace you… How much we have to thank you, Mother. Blessed be you.