The Anglican Cathedral of Second Life

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The Kingdom of Heaven

On 30 July Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were  Psalm 105:1-11Romans 8:26-39, Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.

A teacher was trying to find out what his Sunday School class of five and six year olds knew about going to heaven. He asked them a series of questions.
“If I sold my house and my car, sold everything I owned on eBay, and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into heaven?”
“NO!” the children all answered.
“If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the grass, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into heaven?”
Once again, the answer was: “NO!”
“So, what if I was very kind to animals, gave sweets to the children, loved my wife with all my heart, would that get me into heaven?”
“NO!” was the resounding response.
“Well then, how can I get into heaven?”
A five year old boy shouted out, “You’ve got to be DEAD!” Continue reading