Fra Giovanni wrote in 1513:
“No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today.
No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet, within our reach, is joy.
And so, at this Christmas time, I greet you with the prayer that for you, now and forever, the day
breaks and the shadows flee away”
Your heaven and hell begins within your reach.
We do not have to wait for a physical death to reach heaven.
It is here on earth, within our reach.
Go inward, mine your hearts.
Find peace for all our sakes.
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