celestial guesswork

 

March 27, Monday 2017

 

Be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating; for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight. -Isaiah 65:18 

I don't say the resurrection of the body will happen all at once. It may be that this part of us sleeps in the death and the intellectual soul is sent to Lenten lands where she fasts in naked spirituatlity... My hope is that we shall return and reassume the wealth we laid down. 

Then the new earth and sky, the same yet not the asme as these, will rise in us as we have risen in Christ. And once again, after who knows what aeons of silence and the dark, the birds will sing out and the waters flow, and lights and shadows move across the hills and the faces of our friends laugh upon us with amazed recognition. 

Guesses, of course, only guesses. If they are not true, something better will be. For we know that we shall be make like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 

Joy isn't always easy to come by, Lord, but in you I desire to rejoice.