Newsletter 10 & 17 June 2018
When sin entered the world through the disobedience of Adam and Eve, our relationship with God changed. Sin changed forever the mutuality, close and open relationship we enjoyed with God. The aftermath of the sin of Adam and Eve remains very crucial as that brought about death.
However, God did not allow us to be discouraged by this, as St Paul reminds us that in moments of pain and difficulties, and even in the pains associated with death, that we are not to lose hope. “For this momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comprehension, as we look not to what is seen, but to what is unseen; for we know that what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.”
The eternal is our final home (heaven) where everyone aspires to be. We must therefore, as means of getting ourselves prepared for this, abide by the will and commandments of God. Keeping the will and commandments of God makes us brothers and sisters of Christ, and only Christ’s true brothers and sisters will get to heaven.
May God our eternal Father give us the grace to keep his commandments, not only as guides that will keep us on the road to heaven, but also as our only guarantee of survival during our short sojourn here on earth.