I think the answer is pretty much the same for all of us - dead! But, where will we be? Like we are reminded every Ash Wednesday "remember you are dust and to dust you shall return", we know at some point in our lives our bodies will fail and turn to dust after our burial. But, the most important question is - where will your soul be? I hope and pray to be celebrating and rejoicing in heaven with Our Lord after my time on earth is done! But, to get there, I must choose right now and live my life accordingly.
On this page, I will include links, quotes, articles on our final home.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen!
Our home is - heaven. On earth we're like travelers staying in a hotel. When you're away, you're always thinking of going home. -St. John Vianney
The country in which I live is not my native country; that lies elsewhere, and it must always be the center of my longings. -St. Therese of Lisieux
Resolve from now on to keep heaven before your mind, to be ready to forgo everything that can hinder you or cause you to stray on your journey there. -St. Francis de Sales
I am every day more convinced that happiness in heaven is for those who know how to be happy on earth. -St. Josemaria Escriva
“Each tick of the clock brings us closer to death. Our hearts are but muffled drums beating a funeral march to the grave. Life may be a great torrent out-poured from the inexhaustible chalice of eternity, but we are permitted but a few drops of it in the cup of our own life.” -Archbishop Fulton Sheen
“Imagine the funeral service of a person who had lived in sacramental and mystic union with Christ throughout his life. His body is dead beyond all doubt, but his soul lives, not only with natural immortality, which it possesses, but with the very life of God. Suppose a pallbearer standing nearby is in the state of sin. In the eyes of God, it is the pallbearer who really is dead and if we were spiritually minded, we would weep over him and chant a requiem over his soul rather than the departed one. The real death is not the death of the body, but the death of the soul.” -Archbishop Fulton Sheen (From the Angel’s Blackboard)
“Heaven is a city on a hill, hence we cannot coast into it; we have to climb. Those who are too lazy to mount can miss its capture as well as the evil who refuse to seek it. Let no one think he can be totally indifferent to God in this life and suddenly develop a capacity for Him at the moment of death. Where will the capacity for heaven come from if we have neglected it on earth?” -Archbishop Fulton Sheen (The Seven Capital Sins)
Purgatory - an article by James Akin
A very long and informative article from EWTN on heaven
Eucharistic Adoration being a window to heaven (by: Father Raymond T. Gawronski, S.J.)