Created for the seventh

Every thing we are doing should be leading us to and preparing us for heaven.

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In a podcast by Dr. Scott Hahn, he shared how every thing God made during the first six days of creation was created to be consecrated on the seventh day — to be blessed, to be holy, or to be set apart for His purpose.

It reminds me of the opening paragraph of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC):

God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. — An excerpt from the CCC paragraph 1

God created us for the seventh day, for eternity with Him — to share in His eternal and blessed life.

This is an eternity of praising God, glorifying Him, remaining in His love, and putting Him above all else.

Praising God, glorifying Him, remaining in His love, and putting Him above all else… Isn’t this like the Holy Mass where we praise God and put Him above all else and be with Him in the Eucharist?

In a more immediate sense, we are created for Sunday. Every thing we are doing should be leading us to and preparing us for the Liturgy.

In the eternal sense, we are created for everlasting life with God. Every thing we are doing should be leading us to and preparing us for heaven.

As the Sunday Liturgy is the highlight of our week, eternity is the highlight and purpose of our lives.

Is the work you’re doing leading you to eternity? How about the words you say, the food you eat, your eating or spending habits, your hobbies, or how you spend your free time? Are you glorifying God through how you are living your life?

Will you spend this week, from today until Saturday, preparing yourself for Sunday?