The Redemptorist Father Geiermann discusses time and eternity.

Time is the measure of duration. Time began when ‘In the beginning God created heaven and earth’, and it will terminate with the renovation of the world on the Last Day.”

“The mistakes of the past may be remedied in the present. . . . The priceless value of the present moment is evident when we consider time in relation to man’s final destiny. One moment sanctified by the tears of repentant love will unlock the gates of heaven to the greatest sinner. Every moment spent in God’s service will be a precious jewel in man’s diadem of glory. But even a single moment spent in sin may rob the longest life of its treasures of grace and merit.”

Eternity is the total and perfect possession of an interminable life. As time is the measure of change, so eternity is…

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