We have sometimes heard that in our current life we are on a pilgrimage and that this is not our true home. That we are made to live with the Triune God forever in the Beatific Vision if only we cooperate we the graces that he has given us. I think this is always a good reminded in our lives to remember this that the material world was never meant as our true fulfillment. We are truly immigrants that one day hope to go to our true homeland – the one always intended for us.
A nice reminded would be if we had the green card to carry.
We are all currently refugees who hope to immigrate to a place that truly suits us. Upon death though Jesus will give us an immigration interview and upon examination of the Lamb’s book of life for our entry will admit us with a permanent visa to Heaven (or Purgatory as sort of an Ellis Island) or to much warmer climes. If found without contraband such as mortal sins we will enjoy a real vacation which is in fact our real vocation. We already have our citizenship in Heaven, we must be careful though to not revoke it. Though some must think they have dual citizenships since they want to be "conformed to this world"
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
The good thing about are semi-permanent status is that there are not illegal aliens on earth and as the rich man who neglected the poor Lazarus found out there is no need of a border fence in Heaven because "a great chasm has been fixed." Though I do wonder if Protestant proponents of the Rapture see it as sort of a reverse immigration raid.