18th Sunday Ord C
A Pilgrim's Daily Prayer
Called through the Word to the everlasting journey in the Spirit
from nothingness to union with the One who is the Beginning and the End
Hendrick van Balen, Holy Trinity, Sint Jacobskerk, Antwerp, 1620s
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time C: Seek the Things that are Above
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God (NRSV, Colossians 3:1).
Let us pray.
Father, you have given us this wonderful world in which to live out our physical lives. May we realize at every moment, however, that it is not our final home but that you call all of us, already offered a share in your divine life, to live forever with you in the world to come, growing constantly in everything that you are. Let us lift up all of our hopes and desires above this present world to rest always on you who are our only true Future.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.