This Week in Church: Heaven

Welcome to the series wherein I share my take-aways from church. The things that, I think, are beneficial to all of us to know or think about, whether or not we believe in any church-related things.

I think that church can teach things that are beneficial to everyone, whether or not we believe in church-related things.

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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