Saturday, January 8, 2011

Infallible formula for Heaven

So many of us wonder about the best formula to get to Heaven. 

If an angel where to appear and say, “get a pen, because I will now give you the secret formula for Heaven,”  we would run and grab and pen in great excitement and expectation.

Well, that formula was already give.  It is in Scripture. 

Please read this:

“In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin.”  (Ecclesiasticus, 7:40)

In other words, we must ponder all the possibilities opened for us at the time of death, that is, to consider what the Church calls the Four Last Things:

Death, Judgment, Hell, and Heaven.

We should think about the risk of eternal damnation and how terrible are the pains of Purgatory and Hell, since, as Scripture counsels, "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" (Ecclus.1:16).

The vivacity of the instinct of self-preservation and our attachment to life notwithstanding, we recognize that everything cannot be reduced to this earth.

Our thirst for happiness will find its complete manifestation only in a life that does not have the miseries and vicissitudes of this world, the illnesses, the ingratitudes, and the continuous reverses and dangers. In a word, we pine to be able to love to the utmost limit of ourselves and be reciprocated superabundantly, living in peace and happiness, with neither worries nor sudden surprises.

However, we also know that there is an infallible, eternal justice that will establish a kingdom of equity forever, according to which, and in contrast to what frequently happens on earth - the good will be rewarded and evil punished; virtue will no longer be humiliated by vice, and corruption will never again triumph over integrity.

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