By Deacon John Barna
Recently at a men’s group a friend asked the question, “Does one’s enjoyment of heaven correspond to the life one has led down here?” That is, if you led and exemplary life down here (a saint) would your enjoyment of heaven be greater than that of a person who just got by? After some discussion they came to the conclusion that the saint would indeed be able to appreciate heaven more than the other person. The next day the question was raised again. This time it was accompanied by the parable of the laborers in the vineyard. The laborers who worked the last hour only, got as much as those who had put in a whole day. Now I’m not so sure their conclusion was right. We just don’t know who has been worthy of heaven.