The saints in the heavenly homeland have a perfect similarity with God. As we read in 1 John 3:2: “When he appears, we will be similar to him, and we will see him as he is.”
If you want to arrive at similarity with God in the homeland, you ought to apply yourself to becoming similar to him in good works here, [on earth]. Christ came to give peace to the world. Eph 2:14 reads: “He himself is our peace, who has made both one.” So do not sow strife, but bring disagreements back to peace if you want to be similar to Christ here on earth (cf. Eph 4:11-16). Hence it says in the Gospel according to Matthew, 5:9: “Happy the peacemakers, because they will be called children of God.” A son bears perfect likeness to his father. Thus in the heavenly homeland we will have God to know and to see. Therefore, Saint Augustine says in his commentary on Psalm 119: “That vision (contemplatio) is promised as the end of all our actions…”
What do you possess in possessing God? I say that by possessing God you possess what is in God. And what is in God? Glory and riches, as we read in Psalm 112:3: “Glory and riches are in his house.” The saints in the heavenly homeland have glory and honor. All are kings, as we read in Rev 5:10: “You have made us kings, a kingdom for our God.” This glory is promised to the humble, because it says in Job 22:29: “The one who is humbled will be in glory.”
And in the Gospel according to Matthew 5:3 we read: “Blessed the poor [in spirit], because theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.” Again, the saints have infinite riches, for they have anything that someone can desire.