Little Marie once took a walk with her father through the country. In the afternoon the sky was a deep blue, flecked with white clouds that glided gracefully across it like swans on a lake. Toward evening as the sun began to set the sky changed to green, purple, yellow, and then red. After the sunset of the sky was filled with gleaming stars- millions of them shining and twinkling. Marie began to ask questions. "Is the sky the floor of heaven, Daddy?" "Yes," replied her father. "Why is it so beautiful to us who are underneath it?" "Because God mad it that way, child." "If the underside of heaven is so beautiful," said Marie "The other side of heaven must be very, very wonderful." Her father smiled proudly at her and answered, "Yes, Marie, that is right."
Was Marie right? she was, if the underside of heaven is so beautiful what must the other side be like? Heaven is a place and a state of being, in which we are just as happy as can be. We are happy there without worrying about when things are going to end. We are happy in the movies, but we know that they will be over in an hour or so. We are happy at a birthday party but we know that we will soon go home. It is not this way in Heaven. Nothing ever ends there. We are always happy.
Have you ever wished you could see our Lord? You will see Him in heaven. Or Mary, His Mother? She will be there. Your parents your friends will all be there just as happy as they can be. Most of all, we will see God face to face. That is something that we will never fully understand until it happens.
There was a man once who used to say, "My wife says enough prayers for both of us." He died and asked admission to heaven. St. Peter told him, "Your wife went in for both of you." What a shame to miss the joys of heaven because we are too lazy to pray on earth.
Marie was right when she said, "If the underside of heaven is so beautiful what must the other side be like." Isn't that just the same as the Scripture quotation, "Eye hath not seen nor ear heard nor hath it entered into the heart of man what things God hath prepared for those that love him.
Source; Heaven Words~ Imprimatur 1941