Christians are destined for a glorified, heavenly body after they are finished with their earthly body. Paul longs for his glorified body but wishes that it comes without him dying, that is, when Christ returns. If however, dying means the nearer presence of Christ then he would prefer to be away from his body. In the meantime, until either his death or Christ’s return our aim should be to please Christ, the one we love and adore.
Read 2 Corinthians 5:1-10