Paragraph 1821

1821. We can therefore hope in the glory of heaven promised by God to those who love him and do his will.92In every circumstance, each one of us should hope, with the grace of God, to persevere “to the end”93and to obtain the joy of heaven, as God’s eternal reward for the good works accomplished with the grace of Christ. In hope, the Church prays for “all men to be saved.”94She longs to be united with Christ, her Bridegroom, in the glory of heaven:

Hope, O my soul, hope. You know neither the day nor the hour. Watch carefully, for everything passes quickly, even though your impatience makes doubtful what is certain, and turns a very short time into a long one. Dream that the more you struggle, the more you prove the love that you bear your God, and the more you will rejoice one day with your Beloved, in a happiness and rapture that can never end.95

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

203. What is meant by the “resurrection of the body”?

408. What is involved in the common good?

555. When is thanksgiving given to God?

553. What are the different forms of the prayer of petition?

254. Who brought to fulfillment those prefigurations?

472. Why must society protect every embryo?

266. Why is this sacrament called Chrismation or Confirmation?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

Moses’ Intercession: How does Moses’ intercession for his people teach us about prayer and God’s mercy? (Exodus 32-34)

What is the example of Sodom and Gomorrah and what are the consequences of immorality and perversion according to the Bible?

What is God’s sovereignty and how does it relate to human freedom, as described in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12?

What is Ezekiel’s message about individual responsibility before God?

What is the role of divine providence in the lives of the faithful? Can we find examples of this in the book of Tobias?

The power of community: the unity of the Jewish people in Esther (Esther 9:1-5)

The Light of the World: Jesus is the light that illuminates the darkness (John 8:12)