Newsletter for Sunday 10th November 2013

10 Nov

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

we will remember them.

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For the past few weeks many of the readings at Mass have had an eschatological theme, prompting us to think about our life’s journey and the goal: how to gain a place in the Kingdom of Heaven and there to experience eternal life.

Today, the liturgy points to that great ‘end’:  the resurrection,  and it does so through the first reading which speaks of ‘the new creation’ or ‘re-creation’ by God, in the resurrection from the dead and in Our Lord’s declaration that God is God, not of the dead, but of the living.

The Church too, in its Preface for the Dead, echoes the words of  Our Saviour in today’s Gospel: ‘In Jesus, who rose from the dead, our hope of resurrection dawned.  The sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of immortality.  Lord, for your faithful people life is changed, not ended.  When the body of our earthly dwelling lies in death we gain an everlasting place in heaven’.

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Christ has died. Christ is risen.  Christ will come again!

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