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My hope of heaven — 10 Comments

  1. For no particular reason, you reminded me of the story about archaeologists finding the skeleton of a teenager in Stratford upon Avon.

    It was Shakespeare as a much younger man.

  2. Which would explain that odd line from Hamlet!

    I hold it not honesty to have it thus set down, for
    yourself, sir, should be old as I am, if like a crab
    you could go backward.

  3. I always found it difficult to deal with the whole after life idea. Sitting singing on a cloud with wings flapping is not my style. Phil’s idea is not much better and since the Free Presbyterians tell us they are sure to be saved it might be a little crowded, standing room only in sardine fashion.

  4. Stripey deck chairs, pints of beer, cucumber sandwiches and cricket on the village green, for me.

  5. You mean I won’t be bouncing on a pink cloud dressed in Angel Wings eating Philadelphia cream cheese for breakfast! That’s it, I’m not going then!

  6. In reciting the Apostles’ Creed, I say I believe in ‘the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting’. I can only do so with integrity by interpreting the phrases in a way which makes sense to me, a modern man with a little scientific education. But interpretation is a slippery creature. I suspect some good folk would call me a heretic if I tried to explain what I mean! And I wonder just what the folks who first penned it understood by the words.

  7. Maybe Bernard of Cluny would also have fallen into the heretic camp:

    “I know not, oh, I know not,
    what joys await us there;
    what radiancy of glory,
    what bliss beyond compare!”

  8. A room full of fabric, wool, patterns and appropriate tools of the trade. A bit of Frank Sinatra interlaced with some Lord Peter Wimsey, Campion or Miss Marple type stories playing in the background. Yes that would be nice.

  9. I suspect you are right but nothing in green mind. She didn’t like green after a green cardigan caught fire one day – she always thought it was bad luck after that.

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