We are on the road to heaven if today we walk with God. Eternal life is not a possession conferred at death; it is a present endowment. We live it now and continue it through death. With God, "time is eternity in disguise."
While Adam lived through "summer's parching heat" Jesus died young, but didn't both show us that it is by its content rather than by duration that a lifetime is measured?
It is often said that the Church is a crutch. Of course it's a crutch. What makes you think you don't limp?
The Eucharist quenches my thirst for hope
Local churches, ministers, and laity alike need to be prodded, for we domesticate God's word too soon. Lacking the vigor to deal with big problems, we allow ourselves to become mesmerized by little ones.