When Jesus saw with what great understanding he had spoken, He said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.”  – Mk 12:34

Reflection.  Christian faith and obedience lead us to the fullness of life in the Kingdom.  St. Catherine of Siena understood this when she said, “All the way to heaven is heaven.”

Prayer.  Lord, make me worthy of the joys of heaven, and let them begin here and now.