This morning the Lord let me see that the afterlife is a mere continuation of the present life and that I should not live them separately. There are those who live only the present life without paying much attention to the afterlife. And there are those who are tired of this life and wish to enter the next life soon. Let me elaborate upon the latter case a bit. If you feel miserable in this life, it's understandable that you hope to end this life sooner. Then there are those who have somewhat tasted the joy of heaven and got weary of the world and yearn to go to the Lord. Even though this seems natural, the Lord still wants us to live our life joyfully in him in this world. In other words, there should not be any discontinuity separating the two lives. We should start living our faith, loving our Lord, from this moment on in this life, and proceed smoothly into the next life to be with our God forever.