Our Lord Christ speaks: “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.” Thus he says: You have no idea who I am and what I mean for you, have done and will do for you, if you do not look beyond this life to eternity.… If you want to understand me, you must go beyond the temporal to the eternal, for I am he who brings the kingdom of God to you.… To those who are satisfied with the world and the things of the world I will have nothing – nothing at all – to say except this: that they must go to their own ruin. But to those who have noticed that this earthly life in itself has no meaning but can receive its meaning only from beyond, to them I say: I guarantee you this goal; yes, even more: I am this goal. I am the resurrection and the life.

Source: I Believe in the Living God

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