Aloha Friday Message – January 18, 2008

First a little story I got in an e-mail recently. A Big Mahalo to CW for sending this fine little lesson:

Amen and Amen.

A man dies and goes to heaven. St. Peter meets him at the Pearly Gates and says, “Here’s how it works. You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in.”

“Okay,” the man says, “I was married to the same woman for 56 years and never cheated on her, not even in my heart.”

“That’s wonderful,” says St. Peter, “that’s worth two points!”

“Only two points?” he asks? “Well, I attended church all my life and supported its ministry with my tithe and service.”

“Terrific!” says St. Peter… “That’s certainly worth a point, and that makes three.”

“One point!?!!” He continued, “I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for homeless veterans.”

“Fantastic, that’s good for two more points! You’ve got five all together,” he says.

“Five total points!?!!” Exasperated, the man cries. “At this rate the only way I’ll get into heaven is by the Grace of God.”

“Bingo! 100 points and that makes a total of one-hundred-and-five! Come on in!”

We often try to fix many of our problems with things like WD-40 and duct tape, bailing wire, chewing-gum, string, and even some fast talking. The good things that we do sometimes live after us, but to live after them we need something other than what’s done in this world. We need a permanent solution that fixes it all.

God did it with just 3 nails.

And AMEN!!!

Whatever, whenever, wherever, whoever, however, if ever, forever — at your service, Beloved

Age Quod Agis all the live-long day!!


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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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