1 March 2018
The word character comes from the Greek ‘to brand.’ We are branded by Christ – we belong.
Christ forms our character through faith, encountered through revelation and expressed through the law that guides us to freedom.
Heaven is best thought of as a way of life, of being, of love. Therefore, God cannot simply ‘place’ us in heaven. We have to choose the way.
Heaven is a way of life of love and love is a choice to will the good of the other. This means that our lives are to form our character under the influence of grace.