Ok, so, my mind was drifting and I came upon the topic of: Heaven. I know that we a) don’t know exactly what it is b) can’t comprehend what it is and c) won’t know what it is until we (hopefully) get there. But I want to know if I’m thinking along the right lines after reading multiple ideas of what heaven is.
We will be dwelling in eternity with God, but won’t be looking at him as if he’s standing in front of us, correct? It’ll be more of a sense, a feeling, a knowledge of sorts. If I’ve got this part wrong, please explain.
We won’t be capable of injury, any pain or disease at all, and no sin. That’s an obvious one. There’ll be no tears of sadness, but happiness and joy. But will that be more of just a sense, or will it be from having a good laugh with your uncle joe? Which leads me to my next question.
Are we going to have “bodies,” will I be able to talk with friends “face-to-face,” or again, will it be more of a sense? To suggest that we are in our “own heaven” with God and no other souls would be, strange, and probably wrong. So will we be communicating with each other? Singing hymns of praise? Chatting with St. Peter? Or is that unlikely, because those are worldly things?
I know the best answer to these questions is “we don’t know,” but basically I want to know what the Church says about what exactly heaven is, and what you guys think. Is it supposed to remain a mystery as we see throughout the Bible when it says things alone the lines of “man does not know and can’t comprehend what heaven is.”