A Dull Eternity?
Do Christians really expect to be bored in Heaven?
In a Letter to the Editor of “Time” ("Time", April 30, 2012 issue, Page 8) a writer took issue with the view of some American Christians that picture (here I quote the writer) “…heaven as quiet and peaceful, with no need to do anything. Sounds pretty dull to me. What do you do with all of that free time? And it goes on forever and ever!”
I am not over simplifying, if I give a friend’s reply when I asked him the same question: “Well, I know the first thing I am going to do! I am going to learn to call everyone by their first name.”
Now, if that is not enough to satisfy the unimaginative letter writer, I will add a second challenge: when you get to heaven (and have learned to call everyone by their first name), why not learn to converse with everyone in their birth language?
I personally feel sure that God will have new duties and responsibilities for each of us, probably more important than the two, which my friend and I have suggested.
Perhaps then, if not before, we will be able to fully appreciate the joys of doing what God asks us to do.
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