I feel rushed to enjoy my life before it is over. Is it me or is our society pushing us into that mode? We want the most out of life because we know it can end at any moment and a lifespan of 80 years flies by in a blink. Get everything done and enjoy everything on your list before it’s all over.
Human life seems like an end in itself. It feels that way sometimes, but it is not. It is only the beginning. It’s the rehearsal stage for heaven. It’s a practice field until the real game that waits us beyond death.
So instead of pursuing the pleasures of now, we invest in the treasures of heaven. In love, peace, brotherhood, kindness, humility. We share because monetary wealth is no part of the game in heaven. We care because others need comfort and compassion in struggling with this dark life until the light of heaven breaks in on us. We love to show the world what heaven is about.
We aren’t perfect. That’s why we practice loving. We practice caring. We practice humility. It’s a rehearsal for the next life wear we become perfect.