Heaven is the goal of man, and heaven gives the true perspective for our present life. Our belief in the goal of heaven goes with our belief in the Infinite and eternal worth of every man, woman, and child created in God's own image, and reminds us we are called to nothing less than the Christ-like perfection of the saints.
In the Communion of Saints, which is the family of Jesus, the Lord of the dead and the living, we are one with the saints in every age, and in that oneness with them we hold fast to the truth which belongs to no one age because it is timeless. In the Communion of Saints we are freed from the dominance of the contemporary, as well as of the past. We shall know "the glorious liberty of the children of God."