No eye has seen and no ear has heard what God has prepared for those who attain the bliss of heaven.
Christ has won for us the most precious gift of all: membership in the Kingdom of God.
It is a membership which we can reject and lose, however. And so we strive by elbow grease and especially by grace to retain that which He has offered and win that which, in Him, our humanity has won.
God desires to share His own glory with us. The sight of God, God’s presence, will transform us forever.
This is the highest of man’s longings, to be worked out in fear and trembling, but with joyful confidence, through love of God and love of neighbor.
Today we will with help strive for a glimpse of the heaven awaiting us.
Our help will be Il Poeta, THE Poet, Dante Alighieri who, at the very end of the Divine Comedy strives in words to give us something of a glimpse of heaven.
We will hear today Canto 33 of the Paradiso in the translation of Anthony Esolen.
Along the way you will hear something