Do You Believe in Heaven?


I saw the movie, Heaven is for Real, tonight. I had read the book when it first came out. Some people say that it is a place invented to calm our fears that nothing comes next. Like the disciples, we find it hard to trust that there is so much more. We have no hands that are marked to touch, no side pierced to touch. We can only have faith that life beyond this earth is beautiful as Colton says in the movie: Heaven is beautiful.

However heaven is also a reflection of life here on earth. I am not sure that those without grateful hearts will appreciate heaven. They will stay stuck in a self-created hell perhaps. I found the innocence of the four-year old boy refreshing. He did not have to defend what he saw or knew. He simply knew it and did not care what anyone else thought.

Perhaps that is what we need to do…just know that a beautiful place awaits us when this journey is done and not care what anyone else believes.



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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