No Lasting City
All things pass. Glory fades. Nature groans in labor. The day of the Lord is coming, and with it will come the end of the entire created order.
And yet so many of us live with our eyes fixed on this passing world only, rather than on the everylasting world to come. Preoccupied with earthly pleasures and cares, we ignore our eternal destiny.
Now the very book that so inspired the Little Flower is available for the first time in English. Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God abouce all created things, that St. Therese gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening:
Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be found - in this world or the next.