Heaven did come to earth last weekend. It didn’t come with earthquake and rapture but it came. It does every day and we who are aware of it are sometimes guilty of keeping it to ourselves.
In a world which says “I can’t be bothered” how do we present “Love your neighbour as yourself”? Do we too often present the Gospel as “Thou shalt not…” instead of “Have real and eternal life, more and better life than [you] ever dreamed of? Do we need to present it in ways which make it more convenient for people?
The skill, talent and dedication on display here is inspiring. The message too. That’s all
It strikes me that we need to remember the pain in order to give some point of reference to the good times. A glorious sunset is made even more glorious when comparing it to a dark grey and dismal drizzle from the day before. Even a simple meal can seem wonderful when it comes after a period of starvation. Similarly wouldn’t the joy of heaven would be made greater by the memory of what was endured on earth.