Good Enough for Heaven?

Good Enough for Heaven

Every person has the desire to be with God who created us. People who go to Heaven will experience this fullness of God as He is, face to face.

Better than anything on Earth, Heaven is beyond our imagination and impossible to describe.

Nobody deserves to have this eternal happiness and complete fulfillment just because of who they are or what they do. It cannot be earned on our own. God offers it to man as a gift.

In return, God asks that we acknowledge that Jesus died on the Cross for our sins and that we offer our life to Him in return by living according to his teaching.

Jesus invites us to do the maximum:

By his death and Resurrection, Jesus Christ has “opened” Heaven to us. The life of the blessed consists in the full and perfect possession of the fruits of the redemption accomplished by Christ. He makes partners in his heavenly glorification those who have believed in him and remained faithful to his will. Heaven is the blessed community of all who are perfectly incorporated into Christ.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1026

Heaven is perfection, victory, and communion:

Intimate and perfect communion with God must begin on Earth:

Still, some Christians insist on taking another path, that of justification by their own efforts, the worship of the human will and their own abilities. The result is a self-centered and elitist complacency, bereft of true love. This finds expression in a variety of apparently unconnected ways of thinking and acting: an obsession with the law, an absorption with social and political advantages, a punctilious concern for the Church’s liturgy, doctrine and prestige, a vanity about the ability to manage practical matters, and an excessive concern with programs of self-help and personal fulfillment. Some Christians spend their time and energy on these things, rather than letting themselves be led by the Spirit in the way of love, rather than being passionate about communicating the beauty and the joy of the Gospel and seeking out the lost among the immense crowds that thirst for Christ.

Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate, March 19, 2018

None of us are good enough and we don’t have to be:

Repent, have faith, and be Baptized to go to Heaven:

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And every one who thus hopes in Him purifies himself as He is pure.

1 John 3: 1-3

Our life here and our life in Heaven are connected:

Experiencing the fullness of life in this world and the world to come:

The Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of the Catholic Church

Heaven is the goal:

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