This first audiobook in the Called into Life by the Light series, How Jesus Christ Leads Us to the Kingdom of Heaven, begins with pondering the many inspirational Bible verses in both the Old and New Testaments on life and light. We will see how life and light in the Bible are really tied together (life light), with The Light, Jesus Christ, being the guide and the sustainer in life's journey of spiritual growth in Christian living. Union with The Light in the heavenly Jerusalem, the kingdom of Heaven, is the ultimate fulfillment; the goal of every human life.
As Cardinal Newman wrote in Lead, Kindly Light: "Keep thou my feet! I do not ask to see the distant scene; one step is enough for me."
As baptism Bible verses attest, relying on divine mercy, we take our first steps into the holiness, which leads to inner peace. Our inner light begins to match the will of God. We take a number of other steps like living the way of the beatitudes, being pure of heart, being peacemakers, and loving God and neighbors - all of which give evidence of a real faith in Christ Jesus. We are moving closer to the kingdom of Heaven.
Finally when we have drawn our last breath and climbed the stairway to heaven, Jesus Christ is waiting. We pass through the pearly gates and see him face to face. We know fully how Jesus Christ leads us to the kingdom of heaven, the goal of our faith journey of spiritual growth in Christian living.
I have created this audiobook because I want to help others answer the knock of Jesus Christ at the door of their hearts, inviting him to lead them as they set out on their own faith journeys to the Kingdom of Heaven.
The articles in this audiobook are the elements of my own faith journey. I hope to help others know these elements and include them as steps in their faith journeys.
©2013 Bernard J Fleury (P)2014 Bernard J Fleury