Many people feel closer to God when they meditate on the beauty of nature, including the animals, and it is difficult for them to envision happiness without all of God’s creatures. In the end, he will give us everything we will need to have true happiness and enjoy his goodness.Nada Mazzei is a freelance writer from Toronto, Ontario.
It states: For creation awaits with eager expectation the revelation of the children of God; for creation was made subject to futility, not of its own accord but because of the one who subjected it, in hope that creation itself would be set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God (Romans -21). Genesis, the first book of the Bible, begins with the story of God’s creation, with Adam and Eve living in a garden, the garden of Eden.
God declares creation as “good” and views all of creation as holy. The Book of Revelation describes God’s eternal kingdom in heaven using the images of a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21:1-22:5).
Many animal lovers wonder whether or not their furry friends will join them in heaven.
They feel affection for their pets and are saddened when they die.
He reminds us of Jesus’ declaration, “I will make all things new” (Revelation 21:5).
Pope Francis describes the nature of heaven in Laudato Si’.
It is not described as a garden but as a heavenly city in which God dwells among his people in peace and understanding.
He is their light and will wipe every tear from their eyes.
He states: Eternal life will be a shared experience of awe, in which each creature, resplendently transfigured, will take its rightful place and have something to give those poor men and women who will have been liberated once and for all.
He also mentions that in the end, “the very flowers of the field and the birds which his human eyes contemplated and admired are now imbued with [the Lord’s] radiant presence.” The perfection of the kingdom of God will somehow transform and renew the rest of creation also.
Like the image of the kingdom of God as a banquet, this image describes heaven as a community of sisters and brothers who live together with God, seeing them in God and God reflected in them.