That is one facet of it, yes - what does 'time' mean within the context of 'eternity', after all?
But there is more to heaven than just a mode of existence. It is... (looks around)
...ah, right, you weren't after theological speculation. But I think that heaven is about relationships. Primarily between the soul and God, but also between all the saints (ie, people in heaven). Part of what Voronwë
brought up on the other thread he bumped recently was the limitation we have at expressing ourselves or truths with language, where words do not always mean what we think they mean to other people, and we don't always have words for what we really
mean. That limitation falls away in heaven, and however we communicate, it would be a lot more....direct (and therefore, intimate, but I'm not going there at the moment).
I don't want Tolkien to tell
me about his world or answer my questions - I want him to show
me a walk through Ithilien (or at the very least, introduce me to Frodo or Finrod
). Because part of what we all love about these stories is that they are so true...on some level. In heaven, I imagine that truth and reality are more of a singular identity then they are in this present existence. Not that any of what I've just written means what I think it does, but it is enough to convey an idea. I won't mind being totally off-base here, because it is just speculation.
But, ummm....I'm not counting chickens before they're hatched. I have to pass through a few nasty things like death and judgement
before I have to worry about how I'm going to be spending my eternity. So, first things first...be counted among the saints.