Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Note to self...file this !


Below is a poem that a friend of mine emailed to me this morning and I thought I would share it.
My irreverent first thought was...
.....good to know!

I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.
But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.
There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money! twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.
Herb, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.
I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.
'And why's everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said, 'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.'

JUDGE NOT.
Every saint has a PAST...
Every sinner has a FUTURE!

My intentions were not to offend anyone , but to maybe make you smile.
Hopefully I succeeded!

15 comments:

  1. Hmmmm... a lesson in humility.

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  2. Oh, hilarious! And yikes, very likely so true. I like the quote at the end.

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  3. Kay;

    Yes, I agree!

    Susan;

    I thought so too, the quote at the end sum it all up pretty well

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  4. I not only believe in a forgiving God -- I rely on it.

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  5. You didn't just make me smile, we're talking laugh out loud! Really great!

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  6. Mission accomplished...first time I've smiled all day. :)

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  7. Kay D.

    You are not alone, I also rely on it!

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  8. Sylvia;

    I'm glad that I could return the favor, cause you always make me laugh out loud!

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  9. Hope

    I'm so happy to have been your first smile of the day... cause that makes my day!

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  10. Linda;

    thank you,
    that makes me smile!

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  11. Oh that is funny and so true!

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  12. Thanks Julie;

    ...as Kay said humbling also!

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  13. I read this last night but my comment didn't show up. I liked the poem. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Thanks Greg;

    That's happened to me several times lately. I left a comment and then i couldn't find it! Tisk, cyber tricksters.

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