What Sort of Good News Is It?

     “Allow me to explain the Good News my religion proclaims,” said the preacher.

     The Master was all attention.

     “God is love. And He loves and rewards us forever if we observe His commandments.”

     “IF?” said the Master.  “Then the news isn’t all that good, is it?”


     When the preacher returned to the Good News theme the Master interrupted him:

     “What sort of Good News is it,” he asked, “that makes it so easy to go to hell and so hard to get to heaven?”

– Anthony de Mello, More One Minute Nonsense

 Source: http://stmaryorthodoxchurch.org/orthodoxy/articles/quotes