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 some of the folks in Heaven who made me splutter and gasp---
The thieves, the liars, the sinners, the alcoholics, the drug users and the trash. There stood the kid from 7th grade who swiped my lunch money twice. Next to him was my old neighbour who never said anything nice. The man, who I always thought was rotting away in hell, was sitting pretty on cloud nine, looking incredibly well.
I nudged an angel, 'What's the deal? I would love to hear Your take. How'd all these sinners get up here? Perhaps there's a mistake? 'And why is 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..!'
JUDGE NOT!! Every saint has a PAST... Every sinner has a FUTURE!