But I’m ready for that. At least, I think so. Some I would desperately miss, others not so much.
You see, I’ll have established myself as having a specific viewpoint; one that is uncompromising and unwavering, leaving no room for the possibility that other religious practices might be the correct path to walk. Such a specific point of view is frowned upon in modern society, especially in America. We are to tolerate, to respect, to coexist. But tolerance leads to acceptance, which leads to equality. Not good folks. Not good.
When it comes to the matter of my soul’s eternal home, there is only one path to follow. God’s. I’ll not tout any specific religion here. Actually, it’s religion that is the cause of many of our problems today. In the name of religion, an uncountable number of people have been killed over the ages. Many religions teach that you are responsible for getting into heaven: Hail Marys, good deeds, etc.
Let’s give religion a rest already. Who needs a religion when you have the Word of God? You know, that book sitting on your coffee table collecting dust? Follow the instructions for life in that book and you won’t go off course. Well, maybe you will, but God will bring you back. God shepherds all of His children.
Can you and I coexist? Of course! But only here on Earth. Once we take that dirt nap, you and I might part ways. It doesn’t take valor, or humility or even obedience to save your soul. All it takes is Jesus. He already paid for my way into heaven. He paid for yours too. All you have to do is believe and trust in Him.
Fingers crossed that my friends will still meet me for margaritas next week.