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The generous who is always just, and the just who is always generous, may, unannounced, approach the throne of heaven.

The hope of heaven under troubles is like wind and sails to the soul.

The joys of heaven will begin as soon as we attain the character of heaven and do its duties. - Try that and prove its truth. - As much goodness and piety, so much heaven.

The love of heaven makes one heavenly.

There are two unalterable prerequisites to man's being happy in the world to come. His sins must be pardoned and his nature must be changed. He must have a title to heaves and a fitness for heaven. These two ideas underlie the whole of Christ's work, and without the title to, and the fitness for, no man can enter the kingdom of God.

There is a land where everlasting sun shed everlasting brightness; where the soul drinks from the living streams of love that roll by God's high throne!-myriads of glorious ones bring their acepted offering. Oh! how blest to look from this dark prison to that shrine, to inhale one breath of Paradise divine, and enter into that eternal rest which waits the sons of God!

There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary be at rest.

To appreciate heaven well 'tis good for a man to have some fifteen minutes of hell.

To that state all the pious on earth are tending. Heaven is attracting to itself whatever is congenial to its nature; is enriching itself by the spoils of the earth, and collecting within its capacious bosom whatever is pure, permanent, and divine, leaving nothing for the last fire to consume but the objects and slaves of concupiscence; while everything which grace has prepared and beautified shall be gathered and selected from the ruins of the world to adorn that eternal city "which hath no need of the sun or moon to shine in it; for the glory of God doth lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."

To us who are Christians, is it not a solemn, but a delightful thought, that perhaps nothing but the opaque bodily eye prevents us from beholding the gate which is open just before us; and nothing but the dull ear prevents us from hearing the ringing of those bells of joy which welcome us to the heavenly land?

We are as near to heaven as we are far from self, and far from the love of a sinful world.

When Christ ascended Triumphantly from star to star He left the gates of Heaven ajar.

Where is heaven? I cannot tell. Even to the eye of faith, heaven looks much like a star to the eye of flesh. Set there on the brow of night, it shines most bright, most beautiful; but it is separated from us by so great a distance as to be raised almost as high above our investigations as above the storms and clouds of earth.

Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul may keep the path, but will not reach the goal; while he who walks in love may wander far, yet God will bring him where the blessed are.


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