“With the Lord, one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day…” This is the opening line of our reading from St. Peter, but it is also from Psalm 90:4-5: “A thousand years in your eyes / are merely a day gone by, / Before a watch passes in the night, / you wash them away…” This is an amazing mystery. For God, who created time, all time is present to him as a single… event. I do not know how else to define it. For God there is no past, no present, no future, there is just the eternal now.
The beginning of the universe, and the end of the universe, are both seen and known by God, and have been from the beginning of time. The birth of Jesus, the death of Jesus, are known by God. The Last Supper, every single Mass, are known by God. This is a hard concept for our time bound minds.
Peter is writing in his letter today because there were people scoffing at the idea of the end of time actually happening. It is even more true in our day because we are almost 2000 years from the …read more
Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts