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 & 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," He said, "They're all in shock.
No thought thought they'd be seeing you"
There is only one Lawgiver & JUDGE, the one who is able to save & destroy. But you - who are you to judge your neighbor? -James 3:12