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  • Madeline Walz

Day 11: Write your own myth to describe what happens to people when they die.

A bright light. Everything fading to white. Getting lighter, rising, perhaps.

You find yourself in a bright place, all white and gold. Standing nearby is a crowd of people. Everyone there is a familiar face. Friends and family who’ve gone before, people you’ve helped, people you met on the street. Everyone whose life you’ve touched. All there, waiting for you at the gate.

They go with you, celebrating your arrival, through the gate. Music, singing, dancing, praising God. Slowly, slowly, the feeling grows stronger. You’re coming into His presence. A beautiful way to spend eternity.


If you've read 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper, then this sounds familiar. When Don Piper had his near-death visit to heaven, all of his loved ones and the people he'd impacted were there waiting for him. I love that, and I hope it's true! I mean, imagine it! I've had some truly incredible experiences on retreats and during adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, but compared to heaven? It's a spiritual experience unlike anything we could ever imagine!

Cover image by Rod Long on Unsplash.


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