Ever shall be

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I am immortal.

Oh, sure, I’ll die from this life, but the important thing is that my immortal soul will live forever. In heaven with God, I hope, but forever either way.

That’s why my choices in this life are so incredibly important.

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Holy Mary

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There’s no question that our Blessed Mother is holy.

Actually, I was a bit puzzled about this when I converted to Catholicism. I guess I’d assumed that the word “holy” was the same as “divine.” Godly. Not of this world, but of heaven.

What I’ve learned is that holiness is something that each of us – every person – is called to be. And can achieve.

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Lead us to heaven

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This is Good Shepherd Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Easter. We don’t tend to think very deeply about the term¬†Shepherd, treating it as just one of the many names we use for Christ.

But we are the sheep in this metaphor. And sheep aren’t, well, very honored. We view them as rather dumb.

Which is actually appropriate. When it comes to spiritual wisdom, we tend to rate rather poorly. Well, maybe it’s just me.

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Mercy

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We rely on God’s love and mercy every moment of every day. And boy, do we need it!

But mercy isn’t exclusive to God, as we find in a couple of our prayers.

We name Mary as mother of mercy, which can mean two things. First, she’s the mother of Jesus, and Jesus embodies mercy in action. And second, we honor Mary’s role in heaven as a pathway to receiving mercy from God and the Son.

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