Do You Know Of The Final Communion for Believers Given By Jesus
The Communion of Saints, as detailed in the Apostles Creed, consists of all baptized Christians, past, present, and future. This mystical affiliation that spans Heaven and Earth cannot be quantified in temporal terms and must be accepted as an article of faith. St. Paul explains how Baptism in this life is forever joined to “the resurrection of the body and life everlasting”:
“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.” For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.” (Romans 6:3-5)
The resurrection of our bodies, also detailed in the Creed, cannot be understood beyond the most general of terms in this life, and must be viewed through Church teaching and the eyes of faith. Time and space as experienced on Earth will give way to divine realities and a new state of being. St. Paul explains it this way:
“What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him,” (1Corinthians 2:9)
The Communion of Saints, fully realized in Heaven, will be glorious and everlasting. The innumerable throng will praise God forever in perfect unison. The Book of Revelation describes the reality of eternal worship of God in the form of a vision given to the author:
“After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. (Rev 7:9)
Let us pray for the day when we are together in Heaven worshipping God forever in the great multitude that is the Communion of Saints.