O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Turning Back to Eternity

Why do faithful Catholics often get accused of "turning back the clock" or "living in the past" or being "outdated" or other such insults?

Divine Love is not native to time nor to this world. Divine Love is native to eternity. Eternity is the absence of time. In eternity, there is no previous moment, no future moment, only a single instant that continues infinitely: the "permanent now" (which btw, is why God-and consequently Church Teaching-cannot change).

So in this life, Divine Love gives us the instinctive urge to "turn back the clock" to a time before we sinned and stop time at that moment-because that is the very nature of Heaven: no sin, but only union with God; and no time, but only eternity. We are called to be sinless and to be so in eternity. This is impossible for us, but for God it is possible and He offers it to us through the Seven Mysteries of the Church.