According to Jesus, doing the will of God the Father is the prerequisite for entering the Kingdom of Heaven. This entering of the kingdom can be understood in two complementary ways: The first is that heaven we presently long for and hope awaits us as the end of our long earthly pilgrimage. The second is that heaven that occurs here and now in those who live in union and harmony with the Father’s will. This truth explains the joy and unshakeable peace manifested in the great saints who did the Father’s will—a joy and peace that often coexisted with great suffering and pain. This was possible because their joy and peace were founded on that solid Rock—who is Christ—whose words they listened to and acted upon. Accordingly, every interruption of joy or peace that we might experience, is a sure signal that we are not in harmony with the Father’s will, but building on the shifting sands of our foolish and blind self-will and still unable to entrust ourselves entirely to Christ who is that firm foundation and source of unending Peace, Joy, and Life. Therefore, may the example and intercession of Saint Ambrose obtain for us this grace of letting go and surrendering our lives to Christ so that built on solid rock we may withstand the storms and floods of this life and come at last to that Eternal Kingdom prepared for us before the foundation of the world.