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|What does peace mean?
|What does eternal mean?
|Saint Therese of Lisieux - she died at age 24
|"Abraham planted a tamarisk at Beer-sheba, and there he invoked by name the Lord, God the Eternal."
"Without motion and change there is no time, while in eternity there is no change... time depends on motion and
change... God, in whose eternity there is no change at all, is creator and director of time."
St. Augustine The City of God. - Book XI Chapter 2-3.
"But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the
view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from
us, utter destruction. But they are in peace."
For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; Chastised a little, they
shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace,
he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. In the time of their visitation they
shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through the stubble.
They shall judge nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord shall be their King forever. Those who trust
in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: Because grace and mercy are
with his holy ones, and his care is with his elect."
"O my God! I ask Thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfill perfectly Thy holy Will, to
accept for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in
heaven for all eternity."
A Morning Prayer