Wednesday, June 16
Today we talked about Eschatological Man, which is a fancy way of saying that we talked about what it's going to be like to be a human person in heaven. In short, John Paul II tries to answer the question: What is our destiny? The material is so beautiful that I think it's appropriate to give you some quotes that I found to be particularly profound and allow you to meditate and reflect on them. Have fun!
"Right now, there are two bodies (one male and one female) in heaven, enraptured in the bliss of the Trinity. And they're waiting for us."
- Bill Donaghy
Divinization, which is God's plan for us, means "participation in the inner life of God himself." In this state "penetration and permeation of what is essentially human by what is essentially divine will reach its peak, so that the life of the human spirit will reach a fullness that was absolutely inaccessable to it before." Eschatological man will experience "God's self-communication in his very divinity, not only to the soul, but to the whole of his psychosomatic subjectivity" (TOB 67:3).
* psychosomatic subjectivity means body-soul personhood.
The beatific vision is a "concentration of knowledge... and love on God himself - a concentration that cannot be anything but full participation in God's inner life, that is, in trinitarian Reality itself" (TOB 68:4).
"Next to the Blessed Sacrament Itself, your neighbor is the holiest thing you can encounter with your senses."
- C. S. Lewis