Courtesy of the email list by Fr. Thomas More of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Columbia are some thoughts regarding the closing of the Nicene Creed, a basic profession of faith for many Christians, including Catholic and Orthodox (while some of the wording differs), which says "I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.":
What does this last phrase from the Creed mean? We can only bear the idea of eternal life if this eternity has already entered into our life.
- Archimandrite Sophrony +1993