To the Editor:
The liturgical season of Christmas ends with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It is a good time for Christians to reflect on why we are here and where we are going. Christianity teaches that every spiritual soul is created by God. Each soul is immortal, no matter how short its time on earth. At the end of time we shall have unity in Christ.
Each one of us has a say in how long it will take to become one in Christ. We do this by our actions. We are to imitate Jesus the Christ. We are to love God and one another. We must come to know for ourselves that our work on earth follows us into God’s Kingdom. We are not just pieces of organic material absorbed into something else after death. We go onto eternal life with our individual personhood intact. We don’t have to fully understand how this can be. We just need to remember it. We must not let faith die within us because we will never find true happiness apart from God.
We who are Catholic Christians have many ways to feed our faith. Perhaps the most important are attending Mass and receiving Our Lord through the sacraments. We must follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We must trust in God our Creator and Jesus Christ our True North Star. We are to be God’s instruments of what Christmas is all about. Love is our mission and love never fails.