On earth there is another way.
This is the way of the heart.
And it works through people.
God says, "I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh." Ezekiel 36:26b (NRSV)
God removes our heart of stone - a heart that is hard and cold, a heart that cannot love.
And what is a heart of flesh?
It is a heart that loves people not things.
In the end it is not things which make us happy but the people in our lives.
"'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are my family, you did it to me.'" Matthew 25:40 (NRSV)
All people are members of God's family and are worthy of our love.
If you remember this you are heading home.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]