Humility

I was shocked, confused, bewildered as I entered Heaven’s door, not by the beauty of it all, nor the lights, nor 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 that boy from sixth class who stole my lunch money twice. Next to him was my old neighbour, who never said anything nice. Paddy, who I always thought, would be rotting away in hell, was sitting pretty on cloud nine and looking incredibly well. I nudged Jesus, “What’s the deal? I’d love to hear Your take. How did all these sinners get up here?” God must have made a mistake. “And why’s everyone so quiet, so sombre? Please, give me a clue.” “Hush, child,” said Jesus, “they’re all in shock; No one thought they’d be seeing you here.”