I was rather struck just now reading something in my wife’s AGM report to her parish. She was reporting a comment that was expressed by a guest speaker at one of the gatherings she attended recently.
The comment was that “the one thing we can’t do in heaven is mission”.
While one can understand the purpose of such a statement (to encourage us to be active in mission now), any Catholic reading that is immediately struck by the words of the woman who is now recognised the world over as the Patroness Saint of Mission: St Therese of Lisieux:
“I wish to pass my Heaven in doing good on earth,”
“After my death I will let fall a shower of roses.”