Dismissing Deism's conception of the unmoved and unmovable Prime Mover, all of the world's popular religions choose instead the other fork in the road, envisioning a universe supervised by an engaged God who seeks our spiritual advancement and invites worthy humans into a paradise of eternal contentment (attained mainly, ahem, after death).
"Come In!" is the title of a poignant chamber piece by Vladimir Martynov, who introduces the work with this parable:
"An ancient hermit said to his disciple: 'Strive to enter the inner cell of your soul and there you will behold the heavenly cell. Both are one: you enter them by the same door. The staircase to heaven is inside you: it exists secretly in your heart.' And it is true. Our whole life is but an attempt to find this miraculous entrance. All our deeds are but a timid knocking on this mysterious door. All our hopes are to hear, one day, perhaps, a voice that would respond, 'Come in!'"
This, ultimately, is the promise of God.
TITLE - "Come In!"
WHERE - Port Moody, British Columbia (2015)