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dc.contributor.authorSchuler, Jeanneen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 447en_US
dc.description.abstractWhat Lasts?||"When we're in heaven, will we have friends?" wondered my son. "What would you do for eternity without some friends?" His brother snorted, already convinced that such conjecture is pointless. That talk goes nowhere. We don't know about heaven. And if we try to find out, we'll just quit believing. You don't have to deny what you don't bother to think about. Don't go there.|Great minds offer a remedy. You can hold on to eternity by splitting it off from time. Keep them separate and you won't lose either one. So we partition things: the infinite lies beyond the finite, the body is detached from mind, the supreme being fully transcends the human, death is opposed to life. What we know breaks off from the unknowable. Each is safe. Reason patrols this side of the line. Over there lies faith.|But what lies beyond the horizon won't keep quiet. We are called from across these lines to make sense out of who we are. A friend's death awakens us to the urgency of living. The beauty of the morning fills us with the presence of God. Families heal. Old hurts are handed over. Energy flows into community. We see how good this world is. This goodness carries us toward a fuller joy. Not to nothing. Yes, what exists is enough. Yes, there is more. Truth carries us between words and silence. Desire changes but does not die.|Paul scolds us into remembering the resurrection. The man whom we loved has died. And he lives. Not far from here. Do not wrap this truth in fine linens and bury it away. Talk to the truth. Howl your doubts. Look for the man on the road today. Come together with friends to ask: what does he want of us? What really matters? What lasts?en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Friday, September 22, 2000: 24th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorSchuler, Jeanne A.en_US Timeen_US 24en_US
dc.subject.local11 Corinthians 15:12-20en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 17:1bcd, 6-7, 8b, 15en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 8:1-3en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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