This seems like a very strange thing to state, and possibly shows an enormous immaturity in faith. I’m not sure.
I’ve been learning more about heaven and what we know about it.
I understand we will be souls/spirits. I understand we may not all have a common language. Peter Kreeft suggests we may all ‘sing’ instead. What I know is the soul will have no need for faith, or hope; only love. So in heaven we will all be love, so to speak, and perfectly loving and praising God.
I hope this doesn’t come out the wrong way, but I’m sure you understand. Is heaven really what our souls yearn for? Because in my case, I as a person, feel more comfortable with the idea of heaven as being ‘me’ looking and seeing ‘as I am’ and ‘seeing’ others I know and love, as well as meeting people from the past.
We often hear about ‘asking so-and-so’ something when we reach heaven.
This implies we will have minds and memories. However we leave our bodies behind.
What ‘concerns’ me is that me- my mind, may be different to my soul. My soul, I am told, yearns for truth and seeks the perfect love which heaven offers. Me- my brain, and my body, seeks a physical concept of heaven.
As we go through this life, with our physical trials, thoughts, moods, etc. will we almost reach heaven as completely different people? In other words, as in my case I feel there might be a difference between body and soul in that my soul will leave behind my body and thoughts and moods, etc. It almost feels like I would give birth to something new when I die; although part of me, it isn’t me, and I am left behind…dead.
I feel this would be easier to swallow if we were present in heaven body + soul; thoughts + feelings. I understand this will happen after the General Judgement when the body is resurrected.
But, until this point, what will we be like in heaven? We know we can pray to the saints for intercession, so they must be able to hear us. They must also ‘know themselves’; their past lives, their identity- otherwise they wouldn’t know why they were patron of something or what they were even doing in heaven!
By the way- I am being presumptuous about reaching heaven! Obviously I do hope to go there, with a pit stop in purgatory along the way, no doubt!