The soul that loves God dies not. She simply reaches the end of her journey, and the barriers fall. She only changes her condition. Her love of suffering becomes a love of beatitude. Her body itself does but rest in the earth, therein preparing for its renewal in glory. Plants and animals die, but man dies not, he only changes his state. The earth will not retain the dust of his bones. It will restore all for the glorious resurrection, and the whole man will live again forever.
--St. Peter Julian Eymard