Seek the Things Above!

Colossians 3:1
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

The Christian’s search is always for something beyond this world.  That doesn’t mean we ignore the world.  But it does mean that we never expect the world to satisfy us completely.  Our Long Home is Heaven, not earth.  Our task here is to try to make earth conform a bit to Heaven while never demanding that it become Heaven.  Those who forget this often end up making earth look like hell.  Those who remember it find that, in the sacraments, the things of earth point naturally to Christ, who is “seated at the right hand of God” in Heaven.  Today, seek the things above.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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