Heaven on Earth

Here is the main point: We have a High Priest who sat down in the place of honor beside the throne of the majestic God in heaven. There he ministers in the heavenly Tabernacle, the true place of worship that was built by the Lord and not by human hands. ~Hebrews 8:1-2 (NLT)

The wars which had been fought, the burnings and chicanery that religious dispute had facilitated, made me sick. I honestly doubted whether, on balance, the religions of mankind had done any good. Judging from what I had seen in Europe and since, the power of God in human affairs was negligible, the Brotherhood of Man a grim jest. If there was a Devil, he seemed the Boss Universal, and he certainly had me. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 11

Heaven – high above,
distant, apart, away.
The antithesis of Earth,
Nothing in common with wars,
burnings, chicanery.
Negligible connections.
Heaven – nothing to do
with life on Earth —
except everything!
What love, what grace
pulls even a thought
from perfection to chicanery,
to squalor, to me?

Amazing grace,
how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!

A Cloud of Witnesses
Rollins, Barbara. A Cloud of Witnesses – Two Big Books and Us (Kindle Locations 1113-1129). Eagle Wings Press imprint of Silver Boomer Books. Kindle Edition.