The Paradise


Monastero To believe in the Heaven is an action of faith. In the Gospel Jesus often speaks of the kingdom of the skies in which the correct ones will reach and in which will see God.

In the discourse of the mountain it says: "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven"
(Matthew 5, 12).

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I go to prepare a place

Believing Paradise as mentioned previously, is an act of faith. In the Gospel, Jesus often speaks of the kingdom of heaven where the righteous received, and in which they will see God in the Sermon on the Mount says, "Rejoice and be glad: for great is your reward in heaven".
(Mt 5:12).

He will say in the final judgment, "Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world" (Mt 25, 34).
And again: "Not every one that Saint unto me, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 7-21).
He is the way that leads to the Father: "I go to prepare a place for you if I go and prepare a place for you I will, I will come again and receive you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And the place where I am going you knows the way".
(Jn 14-2:4).

Apocalypse speaks of the New Jerusalem, the Holy City in which God dwells in the midst of all his creatures, to enlighten them to the point of always seeing his Holy Face, "There will be no more curse. In the city you will be the throne of God and of the Lamb: and his servants will worship him, see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There shall be no night and no longer need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they will reign for ever and ever".
(Rev. 22,3:5).

At the crucial moment of martyrdom in Santo Stefano swung open the sky and his eyes fixed on the dying could the Holy Trinity.
St. Paul meditated and contemplated heaven when he wrote: "What eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man God has prepared for those who love him".
(1 Cor 2:9).

St. Augustine was tormented by the desire to penetrate the mystery of heaven, asked to faith: "Oh, faith, and sweet faith, come to my rescue! Tell me what are those immense lands where the sons of God walking! What are the delights of those blessed shores! There are flowers there? Fragrance smells elected? The nectar and ambrosia, the food of ungodliness made his false gods; they would not be fabulous for those tenants? We are there nice breezes that fill those beloved people happy? Here are hills, grassy valleys, pleasant fields and the view of the sea and the appearance of the sky: everything fills us with pleasure. Which are beyond the objects that the eye feeds? They are at least in part similar to these, or are new to us at all? Oh! Holy faith clears my doubts. “And the faith that tells him, resting on the Holy Scriptures: "The Paradise is the eternal enjoyment of God, our happiness, and in him than any other good without evil".

St. Jerome, after his passing, appeared in a dream to Saint Augustine, who did not know how to present the paradise man. Appearing said, "Augustine, you can understand how we can close in a fist all the earth?". And the saint: "No". "So, tell me again, can you at least understand how we can gather in a jar all the water of the seas and rivers?". "No," replied the saint again. "So you can never describe how to gather in the heart of man the same infinite joy of God.".

Jesus said to St. Teresa of Avila, after shown in a vision: "You see, my daughter, what pardon those who offend me?” Consider, then, what if we lose, over that offend our God, we get to know Heaven. I do not want to do is to offend God. And Santa, love of Heaven, answered him, "Lord, how long this exile! As the desire to see it makes it much more painful! Lord, who can make a soul locked in this prison? How long the life of man, although it is said that it is short. Short, my God, is to get with it to earn a living that has no end, but long is the soul that you want to see each other soon".

St. Augustine tells us: "The splendor of eternal light is so great, that even if there remain no more than a day, you despise this price for many years full of pleasure and abundance of worldly goods."
S. Ignatius of Loyola spent his nights gazing at the Paradise, "Oh, how I seem vile earth looking at the sky"..

The soul that will emerge victorious from earthly struggles and have blasted their virtues will be conducted in Paradise, and there will enjoy an extraordinary joy in contemplative union with God this union will find eternal bliss. In that place, the souls will be submerged, drowned and so united to want nothing but the will of God, and this is to be what God is, that is bliss for God's grace.

Who can describe this place? Here there is only what is good, the Supreme Lord in all its beauty and triumph in the sky pure love who is supreme happiness. Yes, the greatest happiness is to find written our name.

What can you compare this place with a human language? Maybe a cascade of diamonds, a waterfall of gold and silver, in a universe made only of bright stars? All of these images and cannot make the slightest idea.
However, it may be sufficient to bring about in us the desire to come to this place of glory and bliss, the way forward is indicated by Jesus in the Gospels.