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Cheers in Heaven

February 17th, 2016 by G.

Friend of the blog SPDI wrote a post recently that starts with political science and ends with stirring the blood:

The answer is: everything is doomed, but the more interesting question is: “And then what?”  And the surprising answer is, “Well, then they get un-doomed.”   And what’s more: all the work put in before is not for naught:

The one raised to happiness according to his desires of happiness, or good according to his desires of good; and the other to evil according to his desires of evil; for as he has desired to do evil all the day long even so shall he have his reward of evil when the night cometh.

So: it is good that you’ve noticed a downward slide in society.  But that should not make you despair that it’s unrecoverable, or applies to every individual, and nor should it make you despair from seeing the far ending, because you haven’t looked far enough.

 

The scriptures say that anything we lose in this life, we gain a hundredfold in the next.  Every hard-fought defeat here gains a hundred wins in heaven.

The last Christian who dies fighting the  mob lays the capstone on the City of God.

The last good mother has ranked angels raising their fists in triumph.

The good is so beautiful that every instance of it is a spectacle that raises a thunderous roar from the massed spectators of heaven.  Our ears do not hear, but our souls can be tuned to feel the echo.  Someday our ears will hear it too.  The cheer does not fade.  It is heard in eternity.  It is the sound of victory.

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