Looking to Heaven

So many people are
obsessively concerned
about salvation and the afterlife,
but for the most part
those concerns are
merely distractions
from this life,
where so many are denied
access to the basic things
required to sustain life.

More important than
salvation and the afterlife
is that we love God
with the fullness of our attention
and love each other
as God loves us.

If you encounter a hungry person,
and out of your love of God,
give that person something to eat,
you have begun to experience
salvation in its purest form.

The road to authentic salvation
is to empty ourselves
of all desire
except for the desire
for God.

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