No Place to Go?

"This is the time of fulfillment. The Reign of God is at Hand"

Mark 1:15
Jonah 3:1-5,10; Psalm 25:4-9; I Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20

A cemetery in rural Maryland has a headstone bearing the following inscription:

“Here lies an Atheist. All dressed up and no place to go.”

In a practical and useful little book called, “Celebrate the Temporary,” the author, Clyde Reid, writes: “Don’t wait until all the problems are solved or all the bills are paid. You will wait forever. Eternity will come and go, and you will still be waiting. Live in the now with all its problems, agonies, joy, and pain. Celebrate your pain, your despair, your anger. It means you’re alive. Look closer, breathe deeper, stand taller. Stop grieving the past. There is joy and beauty today. It is temporary, here now and gone tomorrow, so celebrate it while you can. Celebrate the temporary.” Celebrating God’s life in the temporary (the present moment) is, of course, true to our Gospel Tradition. And for those who have faith in the Message, what you wear doesn’t matter because you have a place reserved…

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