Already in this life we have within us a participation in the resurrection of Christ. In a certain way, with him we have already risen. Eternal life has already begun in this moment. It begins during our lifetime, which is oriented to the moment of final resurrection. And we are already raised, in fact, through Baptism. We are inserted into the death and resurrection of Christ and we participate in his new life. Therefore, as we await the last day, we have within us a seed of resurrection, as an anticipation of the full resurrection which we will receive as an inheritance.
This thought gives us hope: we are walking toward our resurrection. To see Jesus, to encounter Jesus: this is our joy! This is our destiny!
~ Pope Francis