Fearless and Singing

Now suppose both death and hell were utterly defeated. Suppose the fight was fixed. Suppose God took you on a crystal ball trip into your future and you saw with indubitable certainty that despite everything – your sin, your smallness, your stupidity — you could have free for the asking… your whole crazy heart’s deepest desire: heaven, eternal joy. Would you not return fearless and singing? What can earth do to you if you are guaranteed heaven? To fear the worst earthly loss would be like a millionaire fearing the loss of a penny — less a scratch on a penny. This is the gospel, the scandalously good news. We are guaranteed heaven by sheer gift.
Peter Kreeft, Heaven: The Heart’s Deepest Longing, p. 183

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