Eternity is always and has always been exhausting parallel to the present . What I do now affects it.
Contrary to what I've been believing all this while that eternity only starts after dying in the present world.
Forgiveness is not only receiving the verbal words from the one we have wronged, but also the ability to accept them in all their fullness with our hearts. That the restoration of a relationship to a point that is greater than it was before would take place.
And let me make it quite clear that when Christians say the Christ-life is in them, they do not mean simply something mental or moral. When they speak of being ‘in Christ’ or of Christ being ‘in them’, this is not simply a way of saying that they are thinking about Christ or copying Him. They mean that Christ is actually operating through them; that the whole mass of Christians are the physical organism through which Christ acts—that we are His fingers and muscles, the cells of His body. And perhaps that explains one or two things. It explains why this new life is spread not only by purely mental acts like belief, but by bodily acts like baptism and Holy Communion. It is not merely the spreading of an idea; it is more like evolution—a biological or superbiological fact. There is no good trying to be more spiritual than God. God never meant man to be a purely spiritual creature. That is why He uses material things like bread and wine to put the new life into us. We may think this rather crude and unspiritual. God does not: He invented eating. He likes matter. He invented it.
C.s. Lewis - mere Christianity