Saturday, April 12, 2014

Death and taxes and...

I can't believe I just created a blog title with "taxes" in it. What have I become?

Well, it is that season in North America. Taxes are due at the end of the month, and for my American readers, you're really down to the wire.

The ol' cliche has been running through my mind. A quote attributed to Ben Franklin says, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." I'm not an historian, so I'm trusting the internet to source this one.

This is not only tax season; it's the season of lent. And our readings at Mass the last few weeks have indicated maybe Ben missed something on his list of certainties. Jesus healing the blind man, His encounter with the woman at the well and especially raising Lazars from the dead point to one core certainty—one we will see even more powerfully in the Triduum—eternal life through Jesus.

"I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die." –John 11:25

So, as Good Friday approaches and we give to Caesar that which is Caesar's (cf Mark 12:17), let's keep in mind there's something more important after that—eternal life with our beloved Saviour.

Have a blessed Holy Week!

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