How well can u picture heaven in ur mind?
if you can not make where you are right now heavenly and comfortable for others then i am sorry, you will never make heaven.
making heaven starts right here and now. it is not about what you belief or who you believe in. it is about what you are doing with your beliefs i.e the actions your beliefs is making you carry out.
so you see it is all a matter of your consciousness. is your consciousness filled with love for all life or is it filled with hatred and discrimination against those that are different from you? the make up of your consciousness then determines your experiences and where you will end up.
contemplate on this.
I agree with you that no sickness, stealing, hatred, fighting, bickering, poverty, nor unmet needs would be "heaven." But as far as the streets of gold, well--I would rather like to think that the streets will be something far more wonderful, perhaps something that we've never seen before. Gold, for all the putative worth we put on it here, is really nothing more than a fairly basic metal.
heaven looks like all u ever imagine but couldnt have, city with streets of gold, i am only worried about all dem nigros using all the gold to lace their teeth, but heaven will be sweet, imagine a world of no sikcness, to stealing, no hatred, no fighting, bickering, no poverty, no needs, just happiness and worshipping all day and all night.
A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one
day and said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like."
The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors
and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round
table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which
smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.
The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared
to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of
stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms,
they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.
The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, "You have seen Hell."
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same
long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.
The holy man said, "I don't understand."
It is simple" said the Lord, "it requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves."
Does that paint a picture of what heaven and hell are like?
When Jesus died on the cross he was thinking of you!