Friday, 9 October 2009

Received this in my mail and loved it.....thought I'll share it with U

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 sombre - give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said, 'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.'


Remember...Just going to Church/Temple/Mosque doesn't make you a Christian/Hindu/Muslim any more than standing in your garage makes you a car .

Every saint has a PAST....
Every sinner has a FUTURE!!!!!


  1. Thanks everybody for all the comments on my previous glad it pushed many bloggers into delurking:-)).
    I've been so busy this week coz we are getting our house painted & sorting out other general maintenance.....u can just imagine the confusion around me. Not that I did anything constructive, but I am so tired by the end of the day. Hopefully it will all get done by the end of this week.

    I'm writing this here in the comments section coz I didnt want to take the attention away from the lovely message in the post:-)).

    Tek care,

  2. mmmmm - Somehow I am finding it difficult to resonate with this N. Judge not by appearances - Sure. Judge not even by actions ? Not so sure.

  3. :) I guess you have a point. We are always so quick to judge others that we sometimes forget to look deep down inside :) Feels great to be back Nancy!

  4. :) that was a nice one... !!!

    and Nancy... this is good you come first on your own post eh !!!! KEWL !!

  5. Food for thought for sure :)

    Hv a smooth ride thru all the worl @ home dear :)

  6. Wow, really nice lines, something to reflect on, and look inside ourselves.

  7. I am slow on the uptake these days. It will take while for this to dawn. You might see me back again to comment! :D

  8. I was also very judgemental , but now trying not to be....who are we to judge anyone..god is there to look after everything.

  9. I liked this. Especially the part that EVERY SAINT HS A PAST... AND EVERY SINNER HAS A FUTURE. Its never too late to do the right thing.

    Good one.

  10. Awesome forward!!!

    *hugs* how are you ?

    My activities are limited as of now :( as blogger is blocked..

    but am good .. am back :D

  11. nice.. i just woke up and this is a great read first thing in the morning.
    i try my best not to judge, its difficult.

  12. loved this!!! Also, hope you are able to get everything sorted with your house and the work that is being done on it.

  13. Excellent thought Nancy!I've tried hard at that, at the end, you are only taken for granted, which hurts!! Again we need strength to get over this hurt, too!

  14. That makes so much sense.

    'Every saint has a PAST....
    Every sinner has a FUTURE!!!!! '

    Thanks for sharing, Nancy!

  15. I had received this poem a long,long time ago, infact blogged about it as well without giving away the last line - I wanted to see how many would get it :)

    Thanks for making me read it again, it's such a revelation and believe me, I did learn a lot from this poem long back and it still doesn't fail.

    And hoping the house work ends soon and you've even more time to relax. The paint smell can be one helluva trigger for headaches!

  16. What a lovely thought provoking little gem! Thank you so much for sharing.

  17. How true ... Beautiful forward Nancy!! :-)

  18. oh.. that was a real lovely post. last 2 lines can just shake u up!!

  19. Something we all know deep down within, but many a times our actions don't resonate those views.

    :-) Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, enjoy the commotion at home. I hope we get to read your fun-filled account of the same pretty soon.

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  21. terrific post,Nance! the last lines were superb in particular!

    I loved what Mishy said :)

  22. Very nice, Nancy :-)
    As you already know, I love all your posts.

  23. nice lines nance. good luck with the home improvement stuff.

  24. I loved the last two lines especially! :D Thank you Nancy!

  25. Great forward Nancy. I think we all are very quick in judging others. Maybe its time to start looking within.
    Btw hope your house work is going on well. Take care.

  26. Just going to Church/Temple/ Mosque doesn't...that single sentence says everything....very occasionally get some meaningful forwards like this....

  27. I do not believe in saints ;) And totally agree on "JUDGE NOT", which is so hard to follow.

  28. Was away on holiday for three weeks. Back this morning. Hope all well at yuor ens. Shall post some pictures soon! Hi to your little angels

  29. I've read this one before, but it was a pleasure reading it again (and a much-needed reminder too!!!)

  30. Nancy! I have come after ages and as usual your post made me smile..lovely.i loved the last line :-)


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