Eventually, the patients grow weary of the exhausting and debilitating treatments. They begin to give up hope. For them, life ibecomes a constant state of dread, sadness and worry.
But one day, something miraculous happens. On that day, every single patient is cured of cancer. Through testing, the doctors confirm it. Each one of the doomed people is now somehow and inexplicably cancer-free.
Imagine how these formerly terminal patients would feel. They have been given new lives. Hopelessness is replaced with an incredible sense of joy and wonder. Now think about their problems. They probably still have mortgages and car payments. People still cut them off in traffic and conversations. There lives are, in a way, exactly the same as they were before their illness. They still have problems, worry and fears.
But something has changed. Their problems just don't seem the same as they did before, in comparison with what they were facing when they were sick. They find themselves willing to forgive others more readily. In a way, they won a lottery of sorts and everything else pales in comparision. They didn't do anything to earn their healing. It was a miraculous free gift.
What if you were suddenly given a similar gift? But instead of being a gift of life, it was a gift of eternal life. What if Someone gave you a free ticket to an eternal life of happiness, comfort and peace in an almost indescribably wonderful setting?
Chances are, the things of this life would concern you less. You would probably realize that, relatively speaking, you would have only a few years left here on Earth. You would most likely begin to anticipate your afterlife. When people cut you off in traffic, or in the middle of a sentence, you wouldn't mind as much. You would probably put it all into an eternal perspective. Knowing that your eternal destiny was assured, you wouldn't sweat the small stuff, or much of anything else for that matter.
One other thing: if this happened to you, you probably wouldn't be able to contain yourself. You would feel compelled to share this almost too good to be true news with others. You'd want them to take advantage of this free gift..