The Happiness of Heaven

  • Author: Fr. J. Boudreau
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Pages: 258 pages
  • Product Description: This special work explains that a high degree of glory in Heaven is within the reach of all baptized souls. The greatest and happiest in Heaven will be those who led the holiest lives on earth. In Heaven, no one can look upon the glorious sight of God without great joy and without becoming God-like and beautiful himself. Thus, a soul in Heaven is filled to overflowing with all knowledge; it becomes beautiful with the beauty of God, rich with His wealth, holy with His holiness, and happy with His unutterable happiness. The more completely we have mortified our inordinate passions and made our life conformable to that of Jesus Christ, the more also of personal beauty and splendor - of body as well as of soul - shall we possess in Heaven, and consequently the more of Heaven's happiness shall we enjoy. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love Him. Thus does St. Paul speak of the splendor of Heaven (1 Cor. 2:9). Further, he tells us that the sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, that shall be revealed in us. (Rom. 8:18). And St. Teresa of Avila states that she would rather suffer all the afflictions of this world, even to the end of time, if she could thereby merit a little more glory in Heaven - that she might thereby understand a little more of the greatness of God and therefore love Him and praise Him the more. (pg. 257). The Happiness of Heaven gives us a glimpse into the secret life of Heaven and helps us to understand the greatest ambition anyone can have in this world: To rejoice eternally in the uninterrupted vision of God.

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