The saints understood that death gives way to a profound happiness that will never end.
Death can be a scary prospect, not knowing exactly what will happen to us. Yet, the saints understood that death was not the end but the beginning of a new life.
It was a strong and ardent faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ that gave them the eyes to see death through the lens of hope.
Here is a brief meditation from St. Faustina on the happiness of Heaven, looking forward to the beauty that awaits us!
Today I was in heaven, in spirit, and I saw its unconceivable beauties and the happiness that awaits us after death. I saw how all creatures give ceaseless praise and glory to God. I saw how great is happiness in God, which spreads to all creatures, making them happy; and then all the glory and praise which springs from this happiness returns to its source; and they enter into the depths of God, contemplating the inner life of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, whom they will never comprehend or fathom. This source of happiness is unchanging in its essence, but it is always new, gushing forth happiness for all creatures.
When thinking about death, don’t forget to remember the happiness that will never end!
Don’t go to Heaven alone