Everyone Goes to Heaven
Everyone goes to heaven. That’s what I believe. How that’s possible for people who do great evil, I leave to God. Maybe they change their hearts in their last moment of consciousness. Maybe their eyes are finally open and they finally understand the love of God pulsing through their being.
But if it’s true that everyone goes to heaven, why go to church? I love to ask young people that question. Sometimes they seemed stumped.
I hope that they can find freedom from fear-based religion. I hope they can understand life as a great spiritual journey to live fully. To reach their potential. To help the world reach it’s potential.
Church is a faith community dedicated to such fulfillment. By seeking God’s Kingdom, as Jesus put it, a metaphor for a life in union with God and God’s dream for the world . A way of life that we practice together.
A way that does not circumvent
pain, but transforms it. A way that does not deny evil, but
practices goodness as the best response to it.
A way of liberation from fear-based
religion. By starting with the premise that God’s love is
unconditional. And assuming that everyone goes to heaven. In order
to focus on living fully right now.