Cardinal Arinze: The Beatific Vision

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What is the Beatific vision?

  • Seeing God face to face in Heaven.
  • We will be enraptured without any danger of losing the intense joy of beholding God’s beauty forever.

Is the experience of Heaven different for each person? Why?

  • Yes. There are different degrees of happiness in Heaven.
  • Everyone in Heaven is perfectly happy up to his or her capacity for happiness.
  • However, your capacity to know, love, and glorify God is determined by how well you loved God on earth.
  • So, ‘what Heaven is like’ for you is dependent on how you live now.