The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
What Does Your Heaven Say about You?
From a column "Hooked on Heaven Lite" by David Brooks in the New York Times:

"All societies construct their own images of heaven. Most imagine a wondrous city or a verdant garden where human beings come face to face with God. But the heaven that is apparently popular with readers these days is nothing more than an excellent therapy session. In [Mitch] Albom's book, God, to the extent that he exists there, is sort of a genial Dr. Phil. When you go to his heaven, friends and helpers come and tell you how innately wonderful you are. They help you reach closure."