Waste places and heaven

The Christian Science Monitor

"Ain't no wastebaskets in heaven." It was mainly the down-home sound that caught my ear. But I remembered the simple wisdom when I saw so many struggling to believe they could have productive futures—the permanently laid off, the prematurely retired, even the long homeless. Must some of us fear that our lives are wasting away in spite of our sincere efforts?

The Christian answer is no. There couldn't be places in heaven, in God's kingdom, where there are useless or unneeded individuals.

February 15, 1988
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