This week in church we talked about what heaven is.
Anne Lamott said, "Sometimes, heaven is just a new pair of glasses." TRUE!
This week in church we talked about when heaven is.
The concept of heaven being somewhere far away and in the future (after we're dead) is, I guess, actually a kind of new one? And in the past people (or at least Jewish people and early Christians) believed that heaven was a thing you experience while you're alive?
So here is an interesting potential consequence of seeing heaven as something far away, in the future: feeling alone now.
If everything is all about some reward at some point in the far away future and that things will be great then, but now things are trash, hooooo boy. That makes for an unpleasant now.
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