Thought of the Day June 26, 2019 Beatific Vision: our inheritance

By 10:12 AM

Our glorious inheritance will involve meeting and seeing God in eternity. This is theologically called the Beatific Vision. This is how the Catechism of the Catholic Church describes this happiness. “Because of his transcendence, God cannot be seen as he is, unless he himself opens up his mystery to man’s immediate contemplation and gives him the capacity for it. The Church calls this contemplation of God in his heavenly glory ‘the beatific vision’” (CCC 1028). What an inheritance to look forward to! What a greater reason for us not to lose our inheritance. It would be like giving a set of real pearls for a set of fake pearls.

As a result of this intimacy and relationship we further are told in the Book of Revelations that not only will we be with God but that God will make all things new for us. I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them [as their God]. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, [for] the old order has passed away.’ The one who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’” (21:3-5)

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