What is heaven like? | Father Ken Mazur
“And he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Luke 20:38
Jesus is the God of the living. He’s not the god of the dead. And so whatever it is that would make us most happy, is what heaven is going to be. And more than anything else, what would make us happy? More than anything else what would make us happy would be to be in that awesome, majestic, magnificent presence of God of which we have no clue. We can’t even imagine the joy of this presence because we’re mere humans living on this mere earth with all of its flaws and all of our flaws. Heaven will be a total happiness because we will be in God’s complete presence.
As we get ready to baptize Liliana, we will say we believe in the communion of saints. Communion of saints does not mean the Saints going to communion. It’s the Union of those here on Earth and all those who are in heaven. And we are united in some special bond that even Earthly death can’t break. And we don’t know what that life is like, but we know we are living together with those who are in heaven now.
Jesus is the God of the living, he is not the god of the dead. He is the God that will show us his awesome, magnificent Majesty when we get there. When somebody dies here on Earth we know and care for that person so you feel sad. But it’s much more than that. Just the other day one of our priests passed away so we went down to Ohio for his funeral. He was my high-school teacher, I knew him when I was 14. So I’ve known him for almost 50 years. So it was very much a pleasure for me to be able to celebrate his funeral, pass him off to God, and let everyone now as he already knows, that awesome Majesty of being in God’s presence. Our God is the God of the living, not of the dead.