Tag: Heaven

A Day at the Park

If the beaches in Heaven ever become too crowded or there is the urge to experience something different, I also envision Heaven as being a place where whenever you want you can go out to the green fields and either play the game or merely watch a...

Heavenly Beaches

Most people have some idea of what Heaven may be like. Movies and TV shows usually give us a saccharine, almost childish picture of Heaven. The Book of Revelation is not much help with its celestial choirs of angels and long processions. I can see...

Selling Heaven

Some religions have at least some idea of heavenly rapture — seventy-two virgins, for example in Islam. I suppose a heavenly orgy might be more enjoyable for the men but certainly not for the virgins. And I have often wondered where they were...

Heaven’s Nursery

Know any good jokes? Any good Catholic jokes? There is something distinctively Catholic about comedy, good humor and story telling. The 14th century Italian poet, Dante Alighieri, referred to the nine circles of Hell in his classic The Divine Comedy...

Between Heaven and Mirth

I wish I could take credit for this very clever title but it is the title of a book by Jesuit Father James Martin. Father Martin’s book is adept at ferreting a rich lode of precious gems of humor that illustrate the magical link between...

A Foretaste of Heaven

Many years ago there was a priest in Spain—we’ll call him Father Rafael—who, after a long time of faithfully serving the Church, was suddenly troubled by serious doubts: not about the teachings of the Church or the reality of the Eucharist, but...

Heaven Is Our Ultimate Goal

We look forward to the glory of Easter Sunday—but we know that first we’ll have to experience the somberness and sorrow of Good Friday. We look forward to the joy experienced in the six weeks of the Easter season—but first we must undergo a time of...

Readying Ourselves For Heaven

Readying Ourselves For Heaven

Chances are many of you have seen, or at least heard about, a movie currently playing called Heaven Is For Real. It’s based on the true story of a boy named Colton who supposedly had a life-after-death experience while undergoing emergency surgery;...