They are there, I believe it. Love is not sappy or stupid, Love is more
essential to salvation than wisdom, theology, prophecy, and even more
essential than FAITH itself.
1 Corinthians said so.
Concerning the Rainbow Bridge, I like to see it reflected in God’s covenant
with Noah and All Living Creatures, which took the form of a Rainbow.
Pets in Heaven is more scriptual than pets not in heaven.
I really like this site:
For those who only respect Catholic views on this, check for books by
Jack Wintz OFM, and Susi Pittman.
Of course, there will always be those whom will wait for the Pope to officially
dogmatize pets/animals in heaven (no pun intended)… which cannot happen for many
Remember, animals did not eat of the Forbidden Fruit. Their state as fallen beings
is only because Man was given dominion over them, Original Sin extends to them
from the transgression of Adam and Eve. Before that, they did not kill, did not eat
flesh. Isaiah says they will be “there”, so does the Apocalypse of John, and other
scriptures. Jesus said “Ask and you will receive”… there is nothing wrong in asking
for something (your loving pet) which is Good. Animals were ordained by God as
"Good". Yes, we are worth “so many sparrows”, but not one sparrow falls to the ground without the Father knowing, and making a place for it.
There is nothing wrong with believing and thinking with your heart. God wants us
to do that. Thinking as a little child thinks is what helps us to Heaven, according
to His Own Words.
If you took a poll of little children who just lost their loving pet, I’d say 100% would
desire to see that pet again in Heaven WITH Jesus.
Who would dare to say Jesus would respond to the child, “sorry, Bobby, no dice,
the rules say I can’t/won’t do that”… I don’t think so. As a matter of fact, neither
does God. Jesus said it was better to save a sheep from falling into a pit than
to blindly follow “rules” (keeping the Sabbath). Now, you may say the sheep is only
a metaphor for a human soul, but He did not say human soul. He said SHEEP.