the last enemy to be destroyed is death

August 15, 2019 6:00 am

“The last enemy to be destroyed is death, for “he subjected everything under his feet.” (1 COR 15: 27)

Death, as “the last enemy” is also part of married couples lives; death who finishes marriage, who separates loved ones, who change their status to widows. We need to remember that this “last enemy” will be destroyed. In marriage, couples learn their whole lives how to fight against “death” in their relationship. Death from making their spouse their idealistic dream to fulfill. Death from looking on our differences as a problem, not an opportunity. Death from being a demander, always frustrated and always with expectations, instead of being a free, creative and joyful gift of self. Death from living only in “chronos” (and very rare in “Kairos”). And death from using communications to achieve what I want, not on how to understand my spouse better. When we are used to fighting “the last enemy” in our daily lives, Our Lord’s victory over death will be part of our lives easier.

“Mary is taken up to heaven; a chorus of angels exults.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak