Jesus did not promise to men simply life after death, but a quality of life now.  He promised us eternal life, the sharing of God’s life, participation in his own risen life.  He said that he had come to give men abundant life–sufficient to keep the body in health and strength, to illuminate and guide the mind, to bring peace to the heart.  If we have that life within us now, we shall not worry about our last migration into the spiritual world, for we shall know a good deal about it already.  George Appleton, JOURNEY FOR A SOUL

Reference:  THE ETERNAL VISION-THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF SPIRITUAL QUOTATIONS compiled by William Sykes 2003

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