Life of a Soul Part 16
Heaven and Hell
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved.” At the end of the world, the earth will be destroyed by fire. The sound of the trumpet will be so solemn that it will cause the earth to tremble. “Arise ye dead, come to the judgment.” The devils and the lost souls will shrink in despair and say, “How can we possibly endure the shame.” “The souls of the just will re-unite with their bodies: ‘Blessed be thou my chosen companion, who has been so faithful to me. Blessed be my senses and all thy members, for they have ever abstained from evil.’ And the body will reply, ‘Be thou rather blessed, O dearest soul, for it was by thy instigation I did so, and thou didst incite me to all that was good. It is to thee that my present happiness, therefore I praise and magnify thee, and I will praise and magnify thee for all eternity.’” When the Son of man shall come in His majesty, and all the angels with Him, then shall He sis upon the seat of His majesty.” Mt 25:31 That the angels also will fear and tremble is asserted by St. Augustine who says: “When Our Lord says that the powers of heaven shall be moved, He alludes to the angels; for so terrible will the judgment be that the angels will not be exempt from fear; they too will tremble and be afraid.” Arise ye dead, come to the judgment.” The devils and the lost souls will shrink in despair and say, “How can we possibly endure the shame.” “The souls of the just will re-unite with their bodies: ‘Blessed be thou my chosen companion, who has been so faithful to me. Blessed be my senses and all thy members, for they have ever abstained from evil.’ And the body will reply, ‘Be thou rather blessed, O dearest soul, for it was by thy instigation I did so, and thou didst incite me to all that was good. It is to thee that my present happiness, therefore I praise and magnify thee, and I will praise and magnify thee for all eternity.’” Conversely, the souls of the damned will shrink in horror as they see their bodies deformed and ugly because of their sins. What despair will be theirs when they are compelled by God to unite with their bodies: “Woe is me, woe is me for all eternity…O accursed soul, what right hast thou to hate me, when thou thyself are the cause of all this wretchedness. Thou shouldst have ruled more firmly and held me back from evil for it was with this object that God united thee to me.”
 

 

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