Friday, April 16, 2021

Spes in Caelis | Hope in Heaven

“The faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel” – Colossians 1:5


Today's gospel is from the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians, specifically on Chapter 1, Verses 1 to 8. It's a reading about thanksgiving and prayer, and for me it is a gentle reminder to have a heart that is always grateful, and praises the Lord in prayer for all that He does.

There are a lot of things happening around us now, and even all over the world that can easily scare us and make us anxious - the ongoing pandemic, poor leadership in government, natural calamities, our own failures and disappointments about ourselves, our family and our friends. Today's Word is a gentle reminder for me that a heart that is thankful does not have a space for worry and anxiousness.

I also love this particular line on Verse 5 - "the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you." It speaks of the truth in the Word that heaven is our goal, and so while the world may go into chaos, I can still pray and praise the Lord in gratitude.


Reflection on Colossians 1:1-8 by Blessie Sto Tomas

(Listen to the Podcast here)

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