Reblogged from Huffington Post:
I begin to see that city-ness, not necessarily prettiness, is a characteristic sign of heaven. Sexier and more beautiful than Eden, it’s a crowded, busy place jammed with languages and peoples, including those who argue incessantly with one another. It’s not homogenized: there’s room for all differences, desires, sufferings and healing. The city of God is a place so mixed, so layered, and so apparently impure that it proclaims a love vaster than we can come up with on our own. Here it is: Heaven on earth.