"The Holy Eucharist is the Sun of the earth, the Life of the world,
and true Paradise on earth for all who believe." - Bl Luigi Guanella
"Our whole life gets caught up in the Mass and becomes our participation in the
heaven descends to earth, we lift up our earth to meet it halfway. That's the
splendor of the ordinary: the workaday world becomes our Mass. That's how we
bring about the Mass. . When we begin to see that heaven
awaits us in the Mass, we begin already to bring our home to heaven. And we
begin already to bring heaven home with us. ... Kingdom of God
We were made as creatures on earth, but we were made for heaven, and nothing less. We were made in time like Adam and Eve, yet not to remain in an earthly paradise, but to be taken up into the eternal life of God Himself.
Now, heaven has been unveiled for us with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Now is the Communion God has created us for. Now, heaven touches earth and awaits you. Jesus Christ Himself says to you: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me' (Rev 3:20). The door opens now on the marriage supper of the Lamb."
Dr Scott Hahn
From The Lamb's Supper:
The Mass as Heaven on Earth (1999)