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.
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?”
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.