Heavenly Mortality



Conventional wisdom has that one does not die in heaven. Well the biblical narratives are a little more complex than that. Today’s Reading Isaiah 65:17-25 describes the new Jerusalem to be full of joy, and her people will be happy. But they will still be people and they will still die: “Babies will no longer die in infancy, and all people will live out their life span. Those who live to be a hundred will be considered young. To die before that would be a sign that I had punished them.” It is just a better version of life not entirely unrelated to what we know and desire. Heaven is comprehensible!


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