“And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast out.” One of the great pitfalls in the spiritual life can be found in the somewhat inescapable but far from harmless trap of seeing the world from a purely human point of view and not as God does. The conclusion of the great Book of Job underscores that reality quite well in true Old Testament wisdom literature fashion. You see, the Lord sees everything, everywhere, all the time. His perspective is the one we want to approach. “I know their works and their thoughts, and I come to gather nations of every language; they shall come and see my glory.”
“Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be disjointed but healed.” And if this approach seems too other-worldly and far above the capacity of the human mind to grasp, it is because it is. Without adding more height to the immense challenge to walk with God and grow deeper in love with Him with each breath we take, we simply cannot do this on our own. This is why pride creates critical mistakes of judgment and spiritual attitudes that do nothing but create more chaos and loss of fervor. Remember, Heaven is far more than we can ever imagine and the path to get there must be completely joined with the path Jesus took to the cross so that we, like Him, will find radiant joy after we take our last breath.
It takes three to make love, not two: you, your spouse, and God. Without God people only succeed in bringing out the worst in one another. Lovers who have nothing else to do but love each other soon find there is nothing else. Without a central loyalty life is unfinished. Fulton J. Sheen