what we shall be has not yet been revealed

November 1, 2019 6:00 am

“Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” (1 JN 3: 2) 

I still remember from my chemistry classes an obsolete theory in statu nascendi (Lat. newly formed moiety: in the state of being born or just emerging): “it refers to the form of a chemical element (or sometimes compound) in the instance of their liberation or formation” (Wikipedia). In chemistry, it is today an obsolete theory, but in our lives, it is an important factor: we are always “in statu nascendi”—“in state of being born.” The same is with our marriages—we know who we are, but because we are growing, developing our relationship, learning, and learning what love means, we have no idea how far it will lead us and how much love will change us.  

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest, says the Lord.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak