“The world and everything in it that people desire is passing away; but those who do the will of God live forever.”
(1 John 2:17 GNT)

I have a plant by my front door that is really beautiful and healthy. I take good care of it by watering it daily and putting fertilizer in the soil. When a plant flourishes it thrives by growing vigorously but humans can also flourish. Most would define human flourishing as being financially successful but there are many wealthy people who are not happy. Others believe that humans flourish when they are in good health but health always declines over time. Having a large family might represent human flourishing but whenever two or more people are together there always exists interpersonal conflict with resulting disappointment. People strive to extend their lives and prevent aging to no avail because true human flourishing directly relates to being with the Lord for all eternity. Humans flourish in heaven by doing God’s will on earth.

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