Life is not test. For years it seemed like it was. What the death experience showed was that we can’t “earn” our way to Heaven.
Like an investor who sees an opportunity that he missed, who says he would have done this, or would have done that, if he’d have been there……it needs to be SEEN what he would have done! Are we choosing to be helpful and loving (simply because it’s the right thing to do), or do we fall short, doing things for show, or maybe “brownie points”? After all, this is Heaven we’re talking about. If the riff raff gets in, heaven ceases to be Heaven.
Everyone claims to love justice, but do they treat people justly? Everyone would like to think they love “love”, and are loving…….this life is where that can be shown to be true.
On the playground, the trouble-making kid thinks that all the playground monitors are focused on catching a trouble-maker. The rest of the kids know the monitors are there to keep kids safe, and aren’t there for the sole purpose of watching a, so-called, trouble-maker. It’s all a matter of how you look at it. Life is not a test. This is…….the opportunity of a lifetime.
Remember, it’s not that “God” is waiting for us to falter, so He can kick us when we’re down (forever). Perfect and Simple justice would dictate that we get the opportunity to kick ourselves!