Mother Teresa — We all long for heaven where God is…

We all long for heaven where God is, but we have it in our power to be in heaven with Him right now- to be happy with Him at this very moment. But being happy with Him now means loving like He loves, helping like He helps, giving as He gives, serving as He serves, rescuing as He rescues, being with Him twenty-four hours a day- touching Him in His distressing disguise.
Mother Teresa

Billy Graham — What kind of place is heaven…

What kind of place is heaven?  First, heaven is home.  The Bible takes the word “home,” with all its tender associations and with all of its sacred memories and tells us that heaven is home.  Second, heaven is a home which is permanent.  We have the promise of a home where Christ’s followers will remain forever.  Third, the Bible teaches that heaven is a home which is beautiful beyond every imagination.  Heaven could not help but be so, because God is a God of beauty.  Fourth, the Bible teaches that heaven will be a home which is happy, because there will be nothing to make it sad.  In heaven, families and friends will be reunited.  God’s house will be a happy home because Christ will be there.  He will be the center of heaven.  To Him all hearts will turn, and upon Him as eyes will rest.
Billy Graham

C. S. Lewis — If you read history you will find…

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.  The Apostles themselves, who set on foot the conversion of the Roman Empire, the great men who built up the Middle Ages, the English Evangelicals who abolished the slave trade, all left their mark on earth, precisely because their minds were occupied with heaven.  It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.  Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth and you will get neither.
C. S. Lewis