“I have come so that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10
When I was young, my father, adapting an image from St. Therese, explained to me how there could be “levels” in heaven, with certain saints reaching higher degrees of happiness, while at the same time everyone being perfectly happy. My Dad told me to imagine a large glass and a small one, both filled to the brim with water.
“Which one is more full?” He inquired.
“Neither one,” I replied. “They are both completely full.”
“That’s right. But which one has more water in it?” He pressed.
“The bigger one.” I said.
“And that’s how it is in heaven. Everyone is full, but some have more of God in them because they have made more room for him, and so they experience a greater joy.”
And then he gave me this charge: “David – you always want to have a bigger glass!” Continue reading