Gather...The good old days." "They don't make them
like they used to." Oftentimes, we look to the past with a feeling
of nostalgia. We think that things were better or safer or greater
"back then." Perhaps we
have this feeling with good reason; after all, the future can be
scary! What's going to happen in the Middle East? Where is the
economy headed? What kind of world will my children live in? Yet,
in today's Gospel, John assures his listeners of greater things to
come. His message is one of hope in the coming Savior. In Christ, we, too, have greater
things to come-including resurrection and life with Him forever.
That's reason for rejoicing, now and always.