There is nothing, nothing in heaven, or in nature or in mind or anywhere else which does not equally contain both immediacy and mediation.
The candle aimed its spear of light at Heaven, like an artist who consumes himself to become divine.
The “kingdom of heaven” is a state of the heart – not something to come “beyond the world” or “after death.”
It is said that the Devil has all the best tunes. This is broadly true. But Heaven has the best choreographers.
If our faith is strong, we’ll go to heaven, and we’ll understand the whole thing when we get there. As if life were a joke, and heaven the place where the cosmic punchline is finally explained to us.