Rejoice because your names are written in heaven

October 3, 2015 6:00 am

“I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky. Behold, I have given you the power ‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” (LK 10: 18-20)

Our names can be “written in heaven” because we are His children, and He wants us to spend eternity with Him. And this is the most important reason for joy: to be with Him forever, not to do something spectacular for Him. Always first is our identity; creativeness, what we do, comes from our identity, not vice versa. Heaven is full of names, not of actions.

“Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.” (Gospel Acclamation)


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak