16 Apr Catching the Vision
While we cannot be more than perfect, because perfection is the ultimate expression of being, we can add to perfection by growth. The ultimate expression is more tomorrow than today because of our increased abilities honed by discipline. Perfection is not the goal. Growth, an endless process of maturing, is our goal. A good person, no matter how morally in need, is one pressing to become better. A bad person, no matter how self-righteous and accomplished, is one content with the status quo. Heaven has no retirement homes, no IRAs, no social security payments. Heaven is a university with an ever-expanding curriculum personalized according to one’s abilities and goals. To be more tomorrow than today is being truly God-like. There will be no diplomas or degrees to hang on our walls because there will be no graduation. Instead there will be the joy of learning to know and to do something new and to be more than we have ever been before.
The sadness of now is aging. Aging slowly steals our prime making new physical feats only a dream. But when we become ageless, prime is an always condition. In I Corinthians 15 Paul wrote, “This mortal will put on immortality and this corruption incorruption.” If you didn’t like school here don’t be concerned. You just didn’t have the right teachers. Heaven’s faculty will not only be knowledgeable but skilled motivators.
What is your dream? What do you want to do? Do you want to be the universe’s leading travel writer, poet, composer, fashion designer, pilot, oceanographer, astronomer, organist, pianist, soloist, carpenter, architect, biologist, golfer, chemist, physicist, (you fill in the blank …….). The only people who wouldn’t want this are those who haven’t yet caught the vision.
Written by Roger Bothwell on April 13, 2015
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