Looking to Heaven

While many people have dismissed the idea of heaven, many others 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 on earth. 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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4 Responses to “Looking to Heaven”


  1. 1 Jerry April 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

    There’s an old Belinda Carlisle song “Heaven is a place on earth” that includes this:
    “They say in heaven love comes first
    We’ll make heaven a place on earth”

    She was singing about an earthly form of love but I think she was being more profound than she knew. The more we establish love in our hearts and in our actions, the more heavenly we make the Earth. And the more we can do this, the more God’s grace automatically descends on us.

    • 2 aliceny April 11, 2014 at 11:24 am

      I like this comment — short and to the point. If we were to do as you suggest we would have the [beginnings] of heaven on earth – and a foretaste of the joy to come when we live eternally in the presence of our Redeemer.

  2. 3 luigidaniele April 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Just a great comment, Jerry. Thanks. I will try to put it into practice.
    -Lou

  3. 4 luigidaniele April 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Gerry, dang it. Sorry for the misspelling. 😮


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