Sunday 11 October 2015
28th in Ordinary Time
(19th after Trinity).
11am. Solemn Mass at St John Fisher Catholic Church
home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission
Celebrant: Fr. Bob White
Today's Gospel-Mark 10:17-30
In Christianity, eternal life traditionally refers to continued life after death, as outlined in Christian eschatology. The Apostles' Creed testifies: "I believe... the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting." In this view, eternal life commences after the second coming of Jesus and the resurrection of the dead.
After death but before the Second Coming, the saved live with God in an intermediate state, but after the Second Coming, experience the physical resurrection of the dead and the physical recreation of a New Earth. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "By death the soul is separated from the body, but in the resurrection God will give incorruptible life to our body, transformed by reunion with our soul. Just as Christ is risen and lives for ever, so all of us will rise at the last day.
This is our heavenly inheritance: let us pray that we will be deemed worthy by the judge of all, to receive it?