Compline Thoughts

Tonight after all the hysteria in Missouri over the meteor strike, I decided to finish up the movie “Risen”. In it , a Roman tribune encounters the disciples and Christ himself after the Resurrection. He goes from disbelief, to belief.

It made me think..how amazing it must have been to see Jesus..in person. Sure, as a Catholic…I see him every time I receive communion, but to encounter him…in the flesh… to have put my hand in his side as Thomas did.

These men weren’t anything special. In fact, they were probably what we might consider hoosiers, rejects, undesirables. If we saw a Peter…or James today, we might ignore them walking down the street. Yet our Lord privileged them above all others in history. They knew him on a personal, intimate level. I am in awe when I consider this

More so..I am in awe of those Jesus healed. Lepers, the blind, demoniacs. If nothing else… that gives me hope. Those are REAL issues, and if he can heal those… how much of a swifter stroke is it to heal mine, or anyone’s soul.

“Now Master, you can let your servant go in peace, for I have seen your salvation” – Simeon

Compline

Revelation 22:4-5

They shall see the Lord face to face and bear his name on their foreheads. The night shall be no more. They will need no light from lamps or the sun, for the Lord God shall give them light, and they shall reign forever.

One day all this stupidity will end

One day we won’t have to wait for orthodoxy to return…

One day man won’t kill man…woman won’t kill their own.

One day we won’t have to deal with this vale of tears.

The Apocalypse..
Or St John’s revelation isn’t something to fear or frett over. Rather… It proclaims one simple truth. In the end… God wins…and all will be as it should be again