Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Duct Tape or Nails

A man dies and goes to heaven.

Of course, St. Peter meets him at the Pearly Gates.

St. Peter 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 point s, you get in."

"Okay," the man says,

"I was married to the same woman for 50 years

and never cheated on her, even in my heart"

"That's wonderful," says St.Peter, "that's worth three points!"

"Three points?" he says.

"Well, I attended church all my life

and supported its ministry with my tithe and service."

"Terrific!" says St.Peter, "Thats certainly worth a point."

"One point!?!!"

"I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter

for homeless veterans."

"Fantastic, that's good for two more points," he says.

"Two 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! Come on in!"

We often try to fix problems with WD-40 and duct tape.

God did it with nails


Yekwana Man said...

I wondered how duct tape would come into the joke. When I saw the title I knew I had to read it to check for Duct Tape Blasphemy!!! Mock not the sacred things!!!!
I like the ending. God fixed it with nails!!!!
Love you Sister in Law

Jungle Mom said...

Cute, but true.

Grace Bowden said...

that was awesome!!!

Pat said...

This was awesome---somehow people forget Ephesians 2:8-9.....seems we are in the "filthy rags" portion of our life often!!

Good analogy!

Ashley said...

Wow, that was great! (I was starting to wonder if you believed in works getting you to heaven!!! KIDDING)

That's so true, we so often take pride in the "nice" things we do for others or that we SAY we do for Christ...and yet no matter how many "good" things we do in life it could never out way our sin. Only Jesus could take the weight of our sin!

Sis. Julie said...

I'm a true believer in duct tape!! It fixes most everything!! This was a cute post.