What if there was no reward in heaven or no rapture, would you still try and be a good person. Do we need a reason to be compassionate and kind, thoughtful of others regardless of what they have done to us, does another person dictate our reactions or do we, through self knowledge and understanding, choose compassion and react with kindness. What does being a good person mean to you, how have you implemented your interpretation of being a good person in your every day life. To what degree is the gospel the reason for being a good person and to what degree is goodness itself, reason enough to be a good person. Do we need a reward for kindness.