Thought of the Day June 25, 2019 Meeting with the Father

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(Continuing Our Glorious Inheritance)
What will our inheritance, eternal life, look like in human terms according to God’s revelation? Paul tells us: “What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him, this God has revealed to us through the Spirit.” (1 Cor 2:9-10)
Here is what St. John Paul II said about this reality we call heaven: “In the context of Revelation, we know that the ‘heaven’ or ‘happiness’ in which we will find ourselves is neither an abstraction nor a physical place in the clouds but a living, personal relationship with the Holy Trinity. It is our meeting with the Father that takes place in the risen Christ through the communion of the Holy Spirit.” (July 21, 1999) 
 If eternal life is this “meeting with the Father that takes place in the risen Christ through the communion of the Holy Spirit, then the blessing that comes from this union is that we will see God as he is. So we read in the First Letter of John: Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure, as he is pure.” (3:2-3)

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