🌟Will we know our spouse in heaven? Will our children love us?🌟
Fr. Richard Simon delves into the profound question of our relationships in heaven, especially the bond with our spouses. Drawing from 1 Corinthians 2:9, Fr. Simon eloquently speaks of the mystery and magnificence of what God has prepared for those who love Him.
In the heavenly realm, Fr. Simon explains, our earthly relationships, including marriage, undergo a transformation beyond our current understanding. The love and connections we experience on Earth—whether with a spouse, friends, or family—don’t disappear but are elevated in heavenly glory.
He emphasizes that in heaven, we will be closer to our loved ones, including spouses, than we ever were on Earth. This closeness transcends our earthly limitations. In Father’s opinion, in extends not just to those who die in a state of grace but also to everyone, as the essence of goodness in each person endures.
Addressing concerns about the eternal fate of loved ones, Fr. Simon reflects on the notion that God’s justice and mercy are harmoniously intertwined. Drawing from Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” he suggests that those in hell are there by their own choosing, preferring autonomy over submission to God’s will.
Fr. Simon paints a picture of heaven as a place where all our loving relationships are amplified beyond our wildest dreams. It’s a powerful reminder of God’s endless mercy and justice and the unspeakable joy that awaits us in His presence. 🌌💖✨