Mar 22, 2021
Here on earth everyone is together: saints and sinners.
In heaven however they will be separated.
If anyone on earth loves a righteous person, he will not be able to see him in heaven, unless he repents here on earth and becomes righteous like his friend.
By doing this, he will become entitled to a place in heaven alongside the righteous man.
If he remains a sinner, however, his connection with his loved one will be broken forever, whether that loved one was his son, brother, father or friend.
Pope Shenouda III