Go to hell

When people condemn others to hell, it raises the question, “Whose Hell?” In Orthodox Christianity Heaven and Hell are both the Glory of a loving God. The one in heaven perceives it as a warm glowing light, the other perceives it as a consuming fire. The difference is relationship. We don’t like that. Relationships are hard. We much prefer to reduce it to a manageable formula that we control. As John and Jesus both said, our relationship with God is lived out in how we treat others. How can we say we love God Whom we have not seen when we hate our brother whom we have seen. And how we treat God’s Image in the least of these is how we treat Jesus.

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