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1.45 Heavens! What on earth would eternal life be like?

Heaven, hell, or purgatory?

Nobody here on earth knows exactly what heaven is like (I Cor. 2:9) I Cor. 2:9: But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.”. What we do know is that heaven is the “place” where God lives. Jesus has reserved a place in heaven for every human being.

Heaven is full of life, light and peace. We will be able to see God forever: this is the fulfilment of our path with him here on earth. We will also meet all the other people who went to heaven before us.

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Eternal life means to live forever with God in joy, peace, and happiness, together with the saints and the angels.

The Wisdom of the Church

This is what the Church Fathers say

Those who have done good will shine forth as the sun with the angels into life eternal, with our Lord Jesus Christ, ever seeing him and being in his sight and deriving unceasing joy from him, praising him with the Father and the Holy Spirit throughout the limitless ages of ages [St. John of Damascus, Exposition of the orthodox faith, Bk. 4, Chap. 27 (MG 94, 1228)]