What Heaven is Like
"Heaven is social; it is a fellowship. In some places, heaven is called a country, to indicate its vastness. It is called a city, to suggest the number of its inhabitants. It is called a kingdom, to suggest order and harmony. It is called a paradise in order to tell of its delights. And it is called the Father's house in order to indicate its eternity and its permanence of love and peace. In order to be perfectly happy after the end of the world, we will have to have our body with us because our body has done a great deal for the salvation of our souls. There we will meet, in the fullness of the communion of saints, all those who were our friends on earth. Husbands who have been grieved in time by the loss of a wife, will find a wife."