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Easter Homily 2021
Paul’s Letter to the Colossians is a reminder of where our thoughts should be directed: seek the things that are above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. We already hear in St. Paul’s Letter the anticipation of the Ascension.
“Seek things that are above.” The problem with earthly attachments and possessions is that they possess us. We become the possession of things that will not let go of us. And so our possessions suffocate our soul so we can no longer set our thoughts on “things above.” The weight of being possessed keep our eyes, hearts, and minds fixed on material goods and pleasure. How can our soul ever be nourished?
For thou hast created us for thyself,
and our heart cannot be quieted till it may find repose in thee.
St. Augustine, Confessions 1.1