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For my part, I spoke about different kinds of suffering and about the fact that everything we might endure here in this vale of tears is but a blink of an eye and nothing compared to the bliss of heaven. I spoke then also for bit about what heaven might be like, though it is mysterious. We know by Catholic Faith that the bliss of heaven will be complete and eternal. I think that the happiness of heaven, and the sight of God in whose image we are made, will be so overwhelming that God will continue to give us the graces we need to bear the sheer overwhelming joy. God will forever show us more about ourselves, since we are in His image, and we will eternally journey toward Him in fascination and ecstasy for He will always remain Mystery.
Therefore we must persevere in enduring our temporal sufferings, which come from without and which we endure within especially when we suffer because we are resisting temptations. We should strive to relieve the suffering of others as best we can even as we endeavor to bear our own. Staying close to the sacraments and persevering in this way – will we come to the happiness of heaven.
When I say that we should preach about the Four Last Things, I mean it. That means also preaching about the joy of heaven.