I Shall Love Thee After Death

Elizabeth Browning’s beautiful sonnet How do I love thee? Let me count the ways concludes with the words:

Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Though perhaps not her intention in writing, theologically she does make a good point. Love excels after death for those in Christ. Love is taken to its highest manifestation at the Great Resurrection. We shall love one another “better after death.”

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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