Just a thought that popped into my head...
Supposing there's a Heaven and I've been a good enough person to go there, am I going to be rubbing elbows with the likes of Ghandi and MLK Jr when I shuffle loose this mortal coil? If that's the case it doesn't really seem fair. Shouldn't there be a VIP lounge in heaven - a section cordoned off with velvet rope and attended to by a large bouncer ironically named "Tiny"? A room where only the best of the best are allowed to enter and hob knob with each other while the rest of us "just okay" people dance to bad techno music in the main section.
I know God loves everyone equally but shouldn't there be varying degrees of reward in the after-life? If everyone gets treated equally in Heaven what's the point in trying to be a truly great person while we're alive? In school it always pissed me off when I busted my hump for a presentation or speech and then some slack-off who did their project the night before got the same grade as me. (I imagine that's much the same way Billy Grahm will feel if he sees me trundling around behind the Pearly Gates.)
Why should I put my life in danger handing out Bibles in Darfur when I can get the same reward by getting baptized, going to church every Sunday, and not murdering anyone? You can argue that this kind of attitude WON'T get you into Heaven and I would tend to agree. I don't think this is the mindset of most Christians though. Granted, I've never taken a poll on the subject, but it's hard for me to believe that a large number of people who identify as Christians are just trying to skim through life by the seat of their born-again pants.
Still, you can't deny that there are a large number of Christians who don't do much if anything to better the lives of others in a meaningful way. Really, it's not right that saints and humanitarians have to share the same space with people who simply made a nice cheese cake for the church bake sale. Of course, it's always possible that Suzy Homemaker is actually going to Hell.