awaken to our present: we are God’s children now; and to our future: we shall join the saints in glory to see [God] as [God] is.
Our worship establishes our hope and our belief. At a funeral mass we pray: [In your kingdom] we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness of your glory, when you will wipe away every tear from our eyes. For seeing you, our God, as you are, we shall be like you for all the ages and praise you without end through Christ our Lord, through whom you bestow on the world all that is good.2
- These words and phrases are from the prayers and the blessing from today’s mass.
- Eucharistic Prayer III.
- Walter Brueggemann, quoted on sojonet.