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No lasting city

Group of Catholics praying before the USA Elections, gathered in a church

A long and divisive election season is winding down. As Catholics, we know that no party or candidate ever fully represents the Church’s vision of the human person and human society. To live in our secular society as a person of faith is to be always dissatisfied with the limitations of our politics.

Jesus told us that his kingdom was not of this world. His first disciples described themselves as exiles and pilgrims on the earth.

“For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city which is to come,” we read in the Letter to the Hebrews. St. Paul said that our true citizenship is in heaven.

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