Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Heaven Day" activities: and your ideas are...?

If you read my last post, then you know that every day is "Heaven Day." Welcome to the celebration!

Now, unlike the good "Earth Day" folk, our charge is not to "save" our Home. Indeed, Heaven needs no help from us—on the contrary, as the popular expression goes, "may Heaven help us!"

Still, there is work—activities—to be done.

Let's start with The Population.

Our job—and a joyous task it is!—is to get as many people into Heaven as possible. Starting with ourselves, naturally. So. From this day on, let's do what we can to make sure we arrive at our Heavenly Home.

Then, there are our brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Know someone who hell-bent on avoiding Heaven? Ours is not to question why...ours is to change his or her path. Pray. It works. Our father in faith, Abraham, proved this to us a zillion years ago. So did Moses. So did all the patriarchs. Times change, but prayer doesn't. It works. And it's often fun. Moreover, it's a marvelous opportunity to communicate with God so for Heaven's sake, pray!

The saints are, of course, warmly invited to participate.

And no doubt already are! This "cloud of witnesses"—the Church Triumphant—are cheering us on. Ask them for help. Saints are our friends and want nothing more than to be united with us.

And how 'bout the Church Suffering?

Here we have a tit-for-tat situation...but one filled with Love. Although the souls in Purgatory can't help themselves, they can certainly help us. And we can help them! In our Morning Offerings, for example, why can't we offer our prayers, works, and sufferings of the day to benefit these souls? Surely, they will—and do!—pray for us.

What are you doing to celebrate "Heaven Day?"

Share your ideas. Be bold and revel in them. Remember: this is the day the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Happy Heaven Day...may you enjoy this day every day of your life!