Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
“Hope when it has thus deepened produces an entirely new outlook on the earthly life. It is seen consistently as a pilgrimage towards the heavenly country, and the suffering which it brings to the soul is seen to be incidental to its advance, and a means whereby it may be purified; while the incidental pleasures, the acquisition of which holds such a central place in the aspirations of most people, are seen in their true light, and found to be fundamentally unsatisfying, however delightful they may be when rightfully used.”