At the end of our earthly sojourn, our bodies, the containers of our souls, return to the earth and our souls return home to our Creator. Is it possible that the attributes of our Creator that are gifted to our souls will also accompany us as we return home? All of the revealed sacred writings of the world encourage us to develop and use the virtues as higher expressions of our true essence. Perhaps there is an even deeper mystery connected to their purpose in our lives. As we needed eyes, ears, limbs, and organs to assist us on earth, perhaps we will need the development of virtues such as joy, love, discernment, and truthfulness to support our progress in the spiritual worlds that are beyond this world.