Liturgical Prayer

More than satisfy

We do not know the time when the earth and humanity will reach their completion, nor do we know the way in which the universe will be transformed.

The world as we see it ... is passing away ... but we are assured that God is preparing a new dwelling place and a new earth.

In this new earth righteousness is to make its home, and happiness will satisfy, and more than satisfy, all the yearnings for peace that arise in human hearts.

Love and the fruits of love will remain, and the whole of creation, made by God for humankind, will be set free from the frustration that enslaves it.

Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3

Excerpts from Gaudium et spes, § 39, part of the Office of Readings for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time