Thursday, February 7, 2013
In yesterday's post, we looked at how Divine chastisement is preparing us to be sons and daughters of God in Heaven. In today's first reading, we read of the saints in Heaven described as "the spirits of the just made perfect." (Hebrews 12:23). This is why life's sufferings have to be so hard. God isn't molding us into slightly better people. He is making us literally perfect. We're growing into something beyond our wildest dreams, so there are a lot of growing pains.