Eschatology is characterized by the gathering of the people of God. It is intrinsically ecclesiological. In the consummation of the age we have the gathering of the people of God and the fulfillment of God’s covenant promises. We will have perfectly unfettered and mature, glorified fellowship with the creator God himself in communion with all the saints.
Heaven is the whole church, throughout history, worshiping God together in his presence.
"If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart."
"do you ever just smell an old perfume, or hear an old song, or pass an old hangout spot and kinda break inside for a couple minutes"
"You will draw your next breath only because God gives it"
"Our triumph over sorrow is not that we can avoid it but that we can endure it. And therein lies our hope, that in spirit we might become bigger than the problems we face."
Green room, orange pants, red planet. @marzferrer
"I think the act of reading imbues the reader with a sensitivity toward the outside world that people who don’t read can sometimes lack. I know it seems like a contradiction in terms; after all reading is such a solitary, internalizing act that it appears to represent a disengagement from day-to-day life. But reading, and particularly the reading of fiction, encourages us to view the world in new and challenging ways…It allows us to inhabit the consciousness of another which is a precursor to empathy, and empathy is, for me, one of the marks of a decent human being."