…especially compared to most, only the really rotten people have to worry about where they’re going when they die, right?”
Here’s the thing though — we all “sin” (mess up), and yes, some may sin in smaller ways than others, but compared to who? The guy in prison? The person next door? Or compared to say… Mother Teresa? Or even more, compared to Jesus Himself… Whoever we’re comparing ourselves to, we all do still mess up. (We’re all born selfish – that’s a part of “original sin”. You have to admit you’re selfish at times, I know I struggle with that one!) And because heaven is a perfect place, it’s a ‘no go’ for us unless we are perfect…and we can’t be perfect on our own, so now what?
We need to “open the gift” that Jesus gave us when he died for us. (See earlier question.) All this means is that we need to show we believe it by living out our belief: trying to live the way He’d like us to — we can read His Word to find out how, and if you’re Catholic you also get help by following Church teachings and living out the Sacraments. Then quickly repenting (asking for forgiveness) when we mess up again, which we will all do because we are human.
However, when we die, Jesus has the final judgment and only He knows your heart.
But what’s holding you back? Why wouldn’t you want to draw closer to God?
They say it best here: Can we be a “good person” without God?
Life is just empty without God in it, even if you’re blessed with great health, beautiful family and friends, a great job, and no problems (ha, yeah right). I’ll repeat what I said in another post…
Don’t miss this…
What IF? What if it’s all true? What have you got to lose by delving in a little deeper? And what if by staying on the sidelines or only jumping in a tiny bit, you’re actually missing out on something amazing? What if that something is someONE who only wants to be your friend and help you at each step? What if you find out after you die about ALL that you missed through the years, and all that you could’ve had if you’d only been willing to put your toe in and see how much beauty there is in knowing Jesus better? Life is truly better with Him, He makes the happy days happier — and more profound in a way that’s not easy to explain; and He makes the sad days bearable. I just don’t want you to miss out.
Just not sure if you believe Jesus is who He says He is?
You have to see this movie: The Case for Christ.
And read this book: The Case for Christ.
Also watch this video with one of my favorite priests: