The hope of playing a harp in heaven or coming back to earth as a Brahman does motivate us to stay on the straight and narrow path. And maybe such coercive images are a good thing. But the old myths need a little overhauling.
For a couple of years now, I've been thinking about how to ground people in community through hard times (because I always knew hard times were coming.) One of the ideas I have is to have weekly community pot lucks.