What does "happily ever after" look like to you from all these stories for little kids? What do you picture in your mind? Francis reminds us that this life for Christians is the place where we will have suffering, but also there's a life in it for us. It can be scary, painful, but at the end, we will have the best "happily ever after" then when we live our life in the comfort and safe place. This life will end soon, and Jesus will return soon - that's how we have to encourage each other while we suffer here. Do not build heaven here for yourself on the earth, but live this life as you run the race, and be prepared to run even faster at the end.
2 Corinthians 4:8-12; 16-18, 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18