Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Are you a foreigner ?

Although the resurrection of the dead does not play prominently in the Old Testament, it is clearly there. For example,
§  Job, in the midst of his sorrows, responded to his interlocutors: “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God.”
§  In his prophesy about the end times, Daniel wrote: “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.”
§  Expressing confidence in his own resurrection and pointing forward to Jesus’, David exclaimed: “You will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.”
§  Predicting the future restoration of Israel while, in type, representing the resurrection of the dead, Ezekiel penned his vision of the “valley of dry bones” raised to life.
With Jesus’ public ministry, references to the resurrection become more frequent:
§  First, Jesus predicts his own resurrection: “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”
§  Then, he foretells the general resurrection: “I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live,” adding a Danielian warning “a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.”
§  Later, he comforts Martha upon the news of her brother’s death: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”

 The cave in which St. Cologero stayed is in Sciacca.....Sicily ..

 Visited the friars at Sciacca

 The Cathedral of St. it is with the OFS Franciscan Friars...

 The Cathedral of St. Cologero

 In side the Cathedral it is wonderful to be in silence and prayer....our Lady of succor is very popular....

 Cathedral of Sciacca,,,,,,Big Cathedral....

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