Guthlac A, lines 752-818

The poet says that no one should doubt the story of Guthlac because the events happened within “our lifetimes.”  God so loves all people that He wants us to always take in wisdom so that His truth may conquer.

Guthlac’s soul was brought to heaven by angels and the saint was granted a throne in heaven.  And similarly the souls of those who hold to truth will be able to ascend to heaven.  These people are the chosen warriors of Christ.  The love to fast, avoid doing evil, and the pray; they struggle against sins and hold to truth.  They depart from the earth and pass onto the heavenly Jerusalem and there they will always gaze upon the face of God.

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