teachings of the Fathers of the Church
constant understanding of heaven in the history of faith.
, Book 1, Ch. 1
"And man, being a part of your creation, desires
to praise You. You move us to delight in praising
You; for You have made us for Yourself, and our
hearts are restless till they find rest in you."
The City of God
, Book 11, Ch. 13
"From all this, it will readily occur to any one that the blessedness
which an intelligent being desires as its legitimate object results
from a combination of two things, namely, that it interruptedly
enjoy the unchangeable good which is God; and that it be
delivered from all doubt, and know certainly that it shall eternally
abide in the same enjoyment."