When we all pass, where will we go?

As morbid as it sounds, this question sums up our existence, staring us right in our faces. Nothing in this universe is permanent. It is forever fleeting, like a faint murmur fading off into the distance or light flickering as the filament is on the verge of breaking until it’s completely dark.

We’re humans, after all. We only seem to believe what we see and ignore what we can’t. But since the mechanisms of this universe push us to discover more about what’s out there, it makes you wonder – what happens to us after we die?


Atheists completely dismiss the hereafter, for they do not believe in a particular religion. To them, what can be seen is the ultimate reasoning, and the inevitability of oblivion is the ultimate endgame. This thought process alone is the root cause of the forces of depression and anxiety we see ourselves transfixed by today, which is only understandable. When you know you are in a boat decorated and stored with the riches you are so proud of, slowly edging toward the edge of a steep waterfall, knowing that you and your vessel are doomed, everything slowly loses meaning.

But then, there is a moment of inspiration, the moment we recall the good news already given to us.

The Good News 

So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: everyone that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.

—Genesis 30:33

The good news was given to us by God through the written Word and Jesus Christ, our Savior. When God breathed everything into existence, He made man in His own image in the form of Adam and Eve. Unfortunately, they disobeyed God and sealed our morbid fate into sin and oppression from the evil one.

And so began our inevitable demise until Christ gave his life to deliver us from our sins. The Bible gives us hope that we will have everlasting life by going to heaven, given we abide by His commandments. Every Christian believes we will see Christ one day, in all the glory, on the Day of Judgement. The good news is that we’re already saved in His name.

But it is not so easy. The entire point of faith is to believe in what is not seen. To dive into the ambiguity, knowing that eventually, at the end of the waterfall, you’ll only find yourself floating back into tranquil rivers.

In his riveting book, A Memoir of Perseverance and the Catholic Faith, Timothy Gocke expands further upon the Catholic faith and its perception of the hereafter alongside other perspectives in Christianity. It is an inclusive and intuitive journey of Timothy’s life that will inspire you.

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