The Fires of Heaven

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)

Which is hotter, heaven or hell? We might say hell is hotter, as we think of hell most often in terms of fire and brimstone. Indeed, our first reading for Mass this Sunday speaks of hell as a fiery oven. But is also speaks of heaven as the rising sun of justice. So which is hotter, an oven or the sun? Maybe we need to rethink our conception of heaven and hell…