Lent is a reminder of the Lord's Paschal Mystery -- His passion, death on the cross, and His resurrection. All for us -- that He may save us from sin and bring us to the glory of heaven . . . for all eternity.
The great saint, Bernard of Clairvaux, is known for his often-quoted question in Latin: "Quid hoc ad aeternitatem?" which is translated: "What is this in relation to eternity?" This guided him in his outlook towards life, in dealing with events of life, and in making choices between good and evil.
Our decisions, our actions in this life have a bearing on what we will be when we are no longer here in this planet called earth.
Jesus Himself tells us: "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal." Mt. 6:20
"For we have not here a lasting city, but we seek one that is to come. Heb13:14
"And the world is passing, and its lust, but he that does the will of God abides for eternity."
1 John 2:17
We have only one life to live. After the joys, comforts, pleasures, sorrows, inconveniences, sickness and pain we encounter here, then will come eternity. Where are we going to spend it?
It depends on how we lived this life.#