Entering Eternity With Ease by Sal Umana

UMANAFrom the Epilogue:
"We can have eternal life right now, just as Jesus has eternal life right now, through his 'resurrected presence' among those who love him. The rest of us will not have millions of believers and followers who will follow us down the centuries. That is why it is so important to grasp the significance of the 'eternal NOW.' Eternity is NOW. Eternity always was and always will be. Eternity is not a lot of time before and after. Eternity is out of time, beyond time, beyond the material, beyond the moving parts of cosmic explosions. Eternity is now and forever."
Entering Eternity With Ease teaches us that there is no difference between life and death. We do not live in order to die. We live in order to love, and LOVE is everlasting.
Back in the 1950s, the Venerable Bishop Fulton J. Sheen said on TV for several years that Life Is Worth Living. Yes, and life is also worth dying because as St. Francis said, "It is in dying that we are born to eternal life." And, of course, Jesus said, "He who believes in me (already) has eternal life."
There is no difference between life and death, or between life and love. There is no difference between time and eternity... no difference between heaven and earth.
We live and love until the end of time... until we see God in the Eternal Now. The light at the end of the tunnel is the Beatific Vision. As Steve Jobs said when dying: "WOW!!!"
When he was dying, St. Thomas Aquinas, the greatest medieval theologian, said: "All that I have written is but straw compared to this".

Sal Umana, born in Boston in 1929, served as a Redemptorist priest for 24 years in 49 states. After leaving the active priest he became a psychotherapist and author. Now,at age 91, Sal is dying his way into eternity, and learning that “dying every day is already eternal life.” He lives in Tampa with his wife, Peggy and their dog, Sonny.

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