The world beyond death is, as Arthur Koestler (1905-1983) put it, an “unknown country”. We are all travelling towards that unknown country. The strangest and most mysterious event of our lives is death. Everyone is anxious to know what will become of him/her after death.
The American evangelist, Billy Graham, has written a book called The Secret of Happiness. He writes in this book that he once received an urgent message from a famous political leader, who wanted him to meet him at the earliest opportunity.
When Billy Graham reached the politician’s residence, he was ushered into a separate room. There the politician addressed him in a heart-rending tone. “I am an old man,” he said, “Life has lost all meaning. I am ready to take a fateful leap into the unknown. Young man, can you give me a ray of hope?”
“Those who will be admitted to this perfect world in the afterlife are those who, in this life on earth, prove themselves worthy of it by their righteous actions.”