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I just finished a book that I wouldn’t necessarily recommend because the plot ended up taking this totally implausible path, but there were things about the book that I enjoyed, including this passage:

“We are surrounded every day by the wonders of life, wonders beyond comprehension that we simply take for granted. I decided that day I would live my life—not simply exist. If I died and discovered heaven on the other side, well, that’d be just fine and dandy. But if I didn’t live my life as if I was already in heaven, and I died and found only nothingness, well…I would have wasted my life. I would have wasted my one chance in all of history to be alive.” — from “The Life We Bury,” by Allen Eskens

It’s a profound and thought-provoking statement.

What if this is heaven? What if this is our reward? What if we’re wasting our time here planning for the afterlife?

If you knew there was nothing more, would you live any differently?