The Youth & Young Adult of St. Monica


The Eternal

Remember a few years ago when everyone was saying, “YOLO” (you only live once)? After doing something stupid (or just before), people would shrug and be like, “YOLO,” and it was supposed to make doing that stupid thing ok. And even though we do only live once, this life is WAY longer than anyone expects. In fact, from the moment you were conceived, your soul was placed into your body, and after your body dies, your soul will continue live on for eternity.

When you die, it’s really only your earthly body that dies. From there, you have two options: heaven or hell (purgatory is a time of purification to prepare for heaven, so the end result is still heaven). Everything we do in this body affects the eternal resting place of our soul. Heaven is an eternity with Christ. Hell is eternity separated from Him. Ditch the YOLO mentality. Stop living for your time on Earth. Focus on eternity.