Saturday, August 10, 2013

Folks In Heaven

This poem has been making the rounds on my friend's Facebook walls.    I think it has a message worth remembering...
Folks In Heaven
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.

Bob, 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 is 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.'

~ J. Taylor Ludwig ~
Five years ago today: New Thing #212--Move Along

7 comments:

  1. I saw this on facebook, too. Very good thoughts.

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  2. important message here for sure!

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  3. LOL, did not end the way I thought it would! Haven't seen this one on facebook.

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    1. Probably only a matter of time until you do :-)

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  4. This is cute, thanks for sharing it Kathy.

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