Eternity is the next life. It is so real that I think God ingrained it in the cosmos and universe as a reflection of the eternal dimension.
Why am I writing about eternity? Because eternity is mentioned in the film At Eternity’s Gate (2018) which is my film of the week.
I try to get the most out of films when I watch them, so At Eternity’s Gate, as the title suggests, offered eternity as a theme, among a complexity of other themes and shades.
Eternity is referenced in the film, twice if I remember rightly.
Once, Van Gogh says he’s thinking about his relationship to eternity, and when someone asks him, what’s eternity, and Van Gogh replies it’s the next life.
It’s a religious statement, but also a profound statement: “The next life”. I love that. The next life. Life that goes on and on. Beauty. Loveliness. Bliss. Forever Paradise.
Van Gogh believed in beauty and saw it in nature and waited for it in the everlasting life.
Everlasting or eternal life is the opposite of death for eternity. Eternal life or life for eternity all comes down to pure life: and life is positive.