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Peter Kreeft on the Import of Heaven

If a thing makes no difference, it is a waste of time to think about
it. We should begin, then, with the question, What difference does
Heaven make to earth, to now, to our lives? Only the difference between
hope and despair in the end, between two totally different visions of
life, between "chance or the dance." At death we find out which vision
is true: does it all go down the drain in the end, or are all the loose
threads finally tied together into a gloriously perfect tapestry? Do
the tangled paths through the forest of life lead to the golden castle
or over the cliff and into the abyss? Is death a door or a hole?