Great Morning. Happy Feast of the Holy Angels. Did you know my mother always called me her little angel. Actually, she said, “fallen angel”, but I hardly ever fell! Oh well, here is today’s meditation:
Christians must lean on the cross of Christ just as travelers lean on a staff when they begin a long journey. (Pope John XXIII)
The road to heaven is not the straight and easy path as that wide, smooth path to hell. The road to heaven is uneven, rocky, jagged, narrow, and full of obstacles that at times seem insurmountable. One traveling that path will definitely need the assistance of a good walking aid – a staff – as to navigate the way to heaven.
The walking staff needed is made of the wood of redemption that God christened with the blood of HIs Son, Jesus. Leaning on Christ through His unselfish love for us, to the point of giving up His earthly life, is the only way to salvation. Jesus gave up His life for us, and we must give up our lives to Him! We must share in the redemptive qualities of His cross, and at times, we must suffer in imitation of Christ.
But, at the end of this nearly impossible journey, on this ridiculously hard path we are glorified in a, yet to be truly understood, glorious eternal life with the Godhead and others that have succeeded as well.
Pax et Bonum
Dan Halley, SFO