Just now, I found my head spinning. I had been following so many Catholic websites and Twitter-feeds that I became overloaded by it all, and crashed.
It was time to reboot! If you have ever felt the same as me, then please follow my routine for getting back in the groove:
Heaven IS right here and right now-it is that close. It is not in the future. We only fail to see and grasp this fact because we are damaged by original sin, and our personal sins.
It took God Himself to tell us this. He came to Earth as Jesus Christ and walked amongst us, saying always “The Kingdom of Heaven is close at hand”. Indeed, it really is as immediate as here and as proximate as now.
What stops us from seeing this, and living as citizens of Heaven is our sin. Sin causes blindness, locks us in our dark ego prison, forever incarcerated with our fellow prisoners, if we do not seek escape. It is this seeking and desire to seek that marks out a disciple of Christ.
The prison door is actually unlocked. Jesus did that with His Passion and Resurrection. Knock or push at it, and it will open, and you will be in Heaven, but you will have to leave your sin behind.
The Church is complicated but that is because it has 2000 years of history, enough to fill more books than this planet can hold.
In Heaven, you will have the leisure to read all those books, and perhaps write some more of your own.