In these hot days of July, I thought we all might need a soothing glimpse of what St. Teresa of Avila tells us about the Kingdom of Heaven:

…The greatest joy of Heaven (the greatest among many) seems to me to be that we will not longer be tied up with earthly concerns but will have rest and glory within us – rejoicing that gives joy to everyone, peace that lasts forever – satisfaction in ourselves, a satisfaction that comes from seeing how everyone is praising the Lord and blessing and hallowing His Name, while no one offends Him. Everyone love Him. Each soul has no wish other than to love Him: it cannot stop loving Him, because it knows Him truly…

What is your glimpse of the greatest joy of Heaven? Does St. Teresa’s glimpse help you as you contemplate the joys God has prepared for you?

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