From a heavenly prospective, “what might one speculate the function of earth to be if not producing souls for heaven?” We may comprehend “Loving the Lord, your God with all of your heart, with all of your soul and with all of your mind ” as important. Matthew 22:37-39. However, how many of us hold “love your neighbor as yourself” as good advice rather than honor it in our heart as a commandment?
We may think about our relationship to God in heaven, but there is also a likelihood of relationships with our fellow souls. On top of that, consider how we pray to God. Is it by sound waves or by thought? Speculation might have us communicating to fellow souls by thought. If so, how would anything less than “loving our neighbor as ourself” be harmonious in heaven? Potentially there is a reason for us to start learning such things on earth.
Our final degree of learning is likely to be received as a gift. However, no matter at what level of progress we are at; our “willingness to receive this gift” is determined on earth. We are given free will to choose to receive God’s gift of grace.
If we are to love our neighbor as ourself, certainly we would want to make our neighbor knowledgeable of this opportunity. Jesus speaks of our responsibility to share this, within parables. John 15:1-17, Matthew 13:1-9 & 18-23, and Matthew 25:14-30
Perhaps the reason many of us turn a blind eye to this responsibility is that we do not feel we have the skills to develop such a conversation. There are alternatives for those of us with lesser talent so that we may also be effective within His service.
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