“Someday, you’re gonna have to answer for that.”
You’ve probably heard that at some point in your Life. Or, “we will all have to give an account”—-But have you ever asked:
- What if there is some Afterlife, but not any “life-review” or punishment based on what we did in our lives?
- Suppose there is life after death but not a Hell? What if there isn’t terrible pain and misery but not ecstatic bliss, either? What might it be like then?
It gets me curious, when I think about it. What if there is an Afterlife, but not like what we have been taught or heard about?
You may have heard that in Christianity the greatest commandment is to Love God with all thy heart, all thy mind, etc……and that the second greatest commandment is to love thy neighbor as thyself. And so, just picture this:
You’ve died and you are being “weighed in the balance” or, its judgement day and you are being evaluated. And you yourself, in your own defense, say: But I loved my neighbor as myself. I gave money to a beggar with a cardboard sign. I made sandwiches at the soup kitchen. I jogged and got a ribbon for “raising awareness”. I gave furniture to the Salvation Army. All of which is nice, but——
What if you were then told:, Yes, those were good, but many of them you did for the recognition you got from other people knowing you did it—-and—-while you did those things, you almost completely ignored the BIGGEST commandment of all:
You never really sought God, or loved him. Certainly nowhere near “with all you Heart, all your Mind, etc”. Not even close. On the other hand I must ask: Can it even be done? To put God 1st. Consistently. Who has time? Or maybe thats the problem. It doesnt mean we shouldn’t try. But most of us dont want any one thing, or person, or activity to crowd-out too many other enjoyable things in our Life. A variety of interests and experiences is good, and yet loving God is the greatest commandment. Food for thought.
There must be thousands, millions of people like that. Who worry about “being of service and making a difference” while they practically leave out God. And they act as if they are completely unaware of this. Or maybe they don’t care. They spent sooooo much time on the 2nd commandment (and mostly for recognition) that they 95% ignored the first and greatest commandment. Let that sink in.