By word and by myracle heigh Goddes Sone,
Whan he was in this world, declared heere
That ther was oother lyf ther men may wone.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, The Second Nun’s Tale. Cecilia explains how God sent his son Jesus Christ to live in human form in this world, to give mankind the message that there was another life after death where people may dwell.