“So we are always courageous, although we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.” This is the opening verse of Paul’s reading to us today, however it is really the conclusion of a marvelous understanding of the condition of human nature.
You have heard this reading if you have been to many funerals, because it is a common reading of the church at funerals. The reading for funerals begins with the first verse of chapter 5, which was, if you remember, the last verse from last week: “For we know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God, a dwelling not made with hands, eternal in heaven.” It then continues at funerals with the reading we have today.
But this was verse one of chapter 5 that I just read, and our reading today started with verse six. What is in between that is not in the funeral reading?
“For in this tent we groan, longing to be further clothed with our heavenly habitation if indeed, when we have taken it off, we shall not be found naked. …read more
Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts