What if there is no heaven?

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Heaven 2Yesterday, one of my students asked the question, “Ms. HD, what if there is no heaven? What if you just lived a kingdom driven life and there is no kingdom?”

My answer is always the same. I have been asked the question many times. My answer is, “I would still be happy that I lived my life the way I lived it. I want to live for others and love others. How can that be bad?”

I guess some people think they would look stupid if they lived a life like mine. Let’s get real, how many people have 4 children and put them through Catholic school? How many people follow where they believe that God is calling them and write for God daily for over five years? How many people enjoy talking to others about God? How many people wanted to teach theology, not be a teacher but teach about faith?

From the eyes of our culture I am probably considered an idiot. But from the eyes of God he can see that I am just trying to fulfill his mission?

I believe with all that I am that there is a God. But even if in the end there is no God I will have no regrets because I am raising my children with love, kindness, selflessness and honor. How can that be wrong? If our entire culture truly lived this way would there be poverty, war or hate? This is the way of life that I think is best for all of mankind spiritual or not.

Copyright Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp 2014

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Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is first and foremost a mother of four children under the age of 17. She has been married to the love of her life, Aaron, for over 19 years. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom for over 6 years. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She has completed her 3rd year of teaching theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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