I have a friend who has recently had a longing for heaven. She wasn’t sure how to describe it, other than seeing the beauty of creation, and seeing glimpses of heaven in it. “The veil is so thin,” is what she said. I love that description. Most of the time, the work of heaven is so subtle in our lives, or so covered by the distractions that we have to put effort into finding God’s work. It’s those moments, those completely unexpected moments that take our breath away, that we can hold and take with us. It’s those moments that help us to see that God is everywhere, in everything, and with everyone. It’s those moments that make us want to stay as long as possible. It’s not really thinking of death, but thinking of that moment when the veil is lifted and all we see is what is real. All that we see is what is true. All that we see is what God sees. It’s those glimpses that allow us to appreciate the fact that we don’t have to wait for death to see it. It’s here right now. It always has been. May the veil be thin for you today.