Apocalypse 7: 2-4, 9-14
The vision of John: a huge crowd made up of those from every nation who join in the victory celebration for God.

1 John 3: 1-3
We are the children of God our Father.  Our hope is to be like God, because we will see him as he really is.

Matthew 5: 1-12
In the Beatitudes, Jesus lays out the new law for the kingdom: a new way to be like him, a model for a renewed humanity.