ON HEAVEN (3): A FORETASTE OF HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH. The Joy of Being United with God in Prayer, Confession and Holy Eucharist.

ON HEAVEN (3): A FORETASTE OF HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH: THE JOY OF HAVING GOD IN OUR SOUL What do you feel within you after receiving God in the Holy Communion, or after being absolved from your sins in the Sacrament of Confession, or just by being in front of Our Lord in the Tabernacle, talking to Him, telling Him your joys, your problems…? Many people, young and old alike, have affirmed and experienced an immense and profound joy as well as []

ON HEAVEN (2): The Consolations of Human Love…What Would It Be Like in Heaven?

    ON HEAVEN (2): THE CONSOLATIONS OF HUMAN LOVE…WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE IN HEAVEN? In a homily given to grade 4 students a few days back, I asked them: “Who among you wants to be happy?” Without any hint of doubt, all of them raised their hands. Then again I asked: “What makes you happy?” A girl immediately waved her hand and replied: “Being with my family.” Another said: “I feel happy when I receive a kiss or a hug []