The saints, at home with God, find themselves fulfilled.

Tuesday, 11/1/11

When my father turned ninety, and couldn’t get around anymore he asked his priest son, “What is heaven really like?”

The best I could do for my father is to quote St. John and St. Paul. In a letter to early Christians from whom he had been parted St. John had this to say, “We are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed.”

Speaking of each of our heavenly bodies Paul wrote, “It is sown corruptible raised incorruptible. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.”

Going back to St. John, in the prelude to his Gospel he said that the Son of God was the model for everything that is fine in nature. That tells us that everything that delights us: sunsets, loving faces, flowers in bloom, fine music --all of them are faint reflections of God.

The saints, at home with God find their lives completely fulfilling.

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