Thursday, February 28, 2008

My mansion is bigger than your mansion

My guy today on the radio was telling us about the importance of establishing our rewards in heaven. Salvation, he said, cannot be earned, but our good behavior will lead to a bigger heavenly home, more jewels in our crown, more blessings to enjoy. What I never have been able to reconcile with this teaching I have heard all my life is how this actually works. As I also have been taught about heaven, everything will be set right in relationship. There will be no more tears, no more sorrow. We will no longer envy or hold any jealousy toward our brother. There will be no need for a competitive spirit If this is the case, why would it matter if you’ve got more jewels in your crown than me?

4 comments:

co_heir said...

"There will be no need for a competitive spirit" AFTER I see that I have more jewels than you. :)

Maria said...

I'm looking forward to reading NT Wright's book about hope-- apparently he blows apart a bunch of semi-Christian myths about heaven. Personally, I think most discussions of heaven I've heard are just plain silly. Who knows? It will be good, better than we can imagine.

Mike said...

All I can do is agree with you. This and many other things we were taught do not square up.

Where does that leave us?

alethea said...

Kevin, I have been reading your posts on a regular basis and am so encouraged by them. I was a college student in the sister ministry on the purple horizon to the south and spent many a spring break at the big castle in the mountains...now in my late 30's and still in the same city trying to do real life with many of the same people, I have found myself looking for the same things you describe. Thank you for writing and sharing. I thought I might be alone.