From perishable to imperishable PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 September 2016 12:03

REFLECTION

BY FR. ROY CIMAGALA

It’s a skill we all need to learn. Converting the perishable condition of our earthly life into the imperishable quality of our definitive life hopefully in heaven is actually expected, nay, commanded of us by Christ himself.

He said it very clearly. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, here your heart will be also.” (Mt 6,19-21)

The same idea is reiterated by St. Peter. “By his (God’s) great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you...” (1 Pt 1,3-4)

St. Paul also said something similar. “Seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (Col 3,1-2)

Heaven can start here on earth. In fact we need to see the unity between the two, and try our best, with God’s grace, to