I often hear people use the phrase "school of life". Makes sense to me! Think about it:
- Earth is the school which prepares us for heaven
-Life is a series of tests with recesses thrown in
-Our physical bodies are the tools we are given to write with
-If we skip too many lessons we get an incomplete and have to redo them in purgatory
-Hell isn't necessarily a place for those who get a failing grade. It's a place for those who get a failing grade ...and could care less about it.
- Death is the graduation ceremony
-Heaven is the place where those who learn their lessons well rest on God's laurels