Eternal Perspectives

The literature of pilgrimage lavishes its attention on the journey to heaven and then becomes largely silent when the pilgrim finally arrives there, leaving us with the impression that what goes on there is beyond finite human understanding. Unless we realize that the technique being used is one of negation in which the absence of activity signals not poverty but a richness beyond our understanding, we can scarcely avoid sympathizing with people who try to render the Christian hope of heaven ridiculous by saying that they do not want to spend eternity playing harps.

~ Wayne Martindale, [Journey to the Celestial City]

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