To Eternity and Beyond!

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  -2 Corinthians 4:18

This scripture passage was part of one of the readings at a funeral that I attended this past weekend. I was struck by the idea of the seen vs. the unseen. We seem so fixated on the material world, the things we can touch, move, taste, see. I mean, even as I write this, I’m sitting in a Starbucks, watching everyone around me sit on laptops and cell phones and take business calls and more. They’re so focused on things that are transient, immaterial in the long run. The outcome of that business call may have short-term effects, but honestly, will it really matter in a year? How about five years? That essay the girl a couple tables over is writing – will it make a big enough difference in her life that she’ll remember it in even six months?

Everything in our world is temporary. Think of it this way: each day, we’re given a new day, and yesterday doesn’t matter and tomorrow doesn’t matter. Any given situation is temporary. Next time you look at a sunrise or sunset, think about how quickly the colors fade and the beauty evaporates into nothing. What is seen is temporary. The traffic jam you’re sitting in is temporary, even though it may feel like it’s slowly draining you of your very will to live. The fight with your significant other, or your friend, or your parent, those are temporary things that can be changed, fixed.

temporary vs eternal

Now, the unseen. What an odd way to put it. Unseen. It’s awkward, it makes it feel like some mystical nonsense from Professor Trelawney teaching Divination at Hogwarts. But really, the unseen is God, it’s Heaven, and most importantly, it’s faith and love. One of the most recognizable quotes about faith is from Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Faith is taking the first step, even if you can’t see the whole staircase.” If we understand faith as being willing to take a step into the dark, wouldn’t that be part of the unseen? There is no boundary to faith, just as there is no boundary to God’s love, to love in general. That’s the beauty of love, of God’s love! It’s there for all to take, with no danger of depleting the supply. It is unseen, and it is eternal. Nothing will change that. God is not vengeful, He does not put conditions on His love. It is difficult to understand that, now isn’t it? So many things in our world have conditions on them, often times even love from those close to us can have breaking points. God’s love, the greatest unseen thing, is eternal. It has no beginning and no end, it has no boundaries or conditions, no point that it’s been used up. That’s the beauty of the unseen work, of God – it is truly eternal.



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The Beginning

The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.  ~Psalm 118:6

The foundation for this blog, the quote from Psalm 118 is one of my absolute favorites. I have overcome much in my life, and I have much more ahead of me, but I know that with God on my side, I have nothing to fear. 

As a 20-something, I’m in an uncertain place in my life. I’m trying to get settled in a career, find my way on my own as an adult, navigate relationships, and much more. It’s hard to fit everything in and find a balance that works for me. I look at my friends and others around my age, and I notice that I’m one of the few that is still active in my Catholic faith. I realize that many find it time-consuming, or backwards, or just not important; however, faith is the cornerstone of my life. 

I know that I would not be where I am today without my faith – I would’ve been lost in a current going nowhere fast. My faith has helped to shape me, it’s taught me that things will come around, the days will be brighter, that I am capable of anything as long as I have God on my side. My faith has helped me to overcome depression and anxiety, and it continues to bring me comfort in times of struggle.


Psalm 118:6 reminds us that God holds us in His arms and guides us, that He will never leave us alone. In a world of fast-paced everything, where ghosting is a thing and people drop in and out of our lives with amazing speed, we need that constant of God in our lives. As someone trying to find my way as a functional adult, the knowledge that God is always on my side is tremendously comforting, especially when I get knocked down, or when I feel like I’m trying to make it completely alone in the world. That’s the beautiful thing about my faith in God – I know that even if (God forbid!) my friends and family were to disappear tomorrow, I still wouldn’t be alone. That’s what allows me to be fearless in life and in my faith – knowing that despite any failures or mishaps, and amongst my celebrations and my successes, I have a constant source of love and support in God.

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