Not So Difficult to Live the Life of Heaven
Selection from Heaven and Hell ~ Emanuel Swedenborg
It is not so difficult to live the life of heaven as some believe can now be seen from this:
My yoke is easy and My burden is light (Matt. 11:30).
But it must be understood that the difficulty of so thinking and of resisting evils increases so far as man from his will does evils, for in the same measure he becomes accustomed to them until he no longer sees them, and at length loves them and from the delight of his love excuses them, and confirms them by every kind of fallacy, and declares them to be allowable and good. This is the fate of those who in early youth plunge into evils without restraint, and also reject Divine things from the heart.