Desert Reflections: What is heaven like?

What is heaven like, Fr Paul wonders?  For Jesus the “kingdom of God” – heaven – is that place of divine partnership where he and the Father are one and we are one with him and with each other.  It is a place Jesus invites us to every time we reach out to each other in love – a place St Alphonsus identifies as the human heart.

Today’s Readings

While they were looking intently at the sky as [Jesus] was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?”
ACTS 1:1-11

I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the calling you have received … bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit.
EPH 4:1-7, 11-13

[After He] was taken up to heaven … they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.
MK 16:15-20

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