Saturday, January 06, 2007

Judging Others

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, 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," said He,
"they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you."

Judge NOT.


Mary Christine said...

Very cute, and I am sure also very true.

Pam said...

I love that Dave.

Scott said...

he he, a great lesson, indeed!

Thanks dAAve!

dbv said...

very good!!!!



SoberSteve said...

Great post, That would be me talking to Jesus

Redhead Gal said...

I love it! Have a great weekend, dAAve!

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

A lesson worth learning. A wonderful post indeed.

Greeting from Malaysia

Anonymous said...

hey dave. hope your saturday goes well.

Scott W said...

Hope you are feeling better. Not perfect, just better.

Trudging said...


lash505 said...

It makes life so much easier when you don't judge others.