Our life on earth is the courtship stage that prepares us for our marriage with Jesus Christ in Heaven.
1. Heaven is life in union with God.
In Heaven there will be no marriages between a man and a woman.
The particular relationships we had on earth, insofar as they were in the Lord, will actually increase in depth of intimacy and love in heaven. Friendships and marriages that were lived in and with Jesus will be “saved” and indeed prove to be a love that is truly “forever.” - St. Catherine of Siena
“The union with and love of God that begin in this life and grow as the spiritual journey progresses will be gloriously manifested and perfected in heaven.” – St. Catherine of Siena
This perfect life with the Most Holy Trinity – this communion of life and love with the Trinity, with the Virgin Mary, the angels and all the blessed – is called “heaven” – CCC 1024
2. Our Vocation is love.
The spiritual call to be a gift – to love as God loves – is stamped in the beauty and mystery of the body in its sexual complimentarity. - TOB
Man can fully discover his true self only in a sincere giving of himself. – GS 24
For spouses, the moment of conjugal union constitutes a very particular expression of this. It is then that a man and a woman...become a mutual gift to each other. – LF 12
“Those who are celibate for the kingdom ‘skip’ the sacrament in anticipation of the ultimate reality, the ‘Marriage of the Lamb’” - TOB
3. We will be judged on love.
Our life on earth is the courtship stage in order to know, to love, to serve God and to be married with Him in Heaven.
"In the evening of our life we will be judged on love alone." - St. John of the Cross