Friday, April 25, 2014

JUDGE NOT !!!!!!

A friend had sent this poem to me and I thought of sharing it with you all. I have made some changes at the end of this post.

I was shocked, confused, bewildered,
               As I entered Heaven’s door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
                  Nor the lights or its d├ęcor.

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 the kid from seventh grade,
     Who swiped my lunch money twice,
Next to him was my old neighbor,
      Who never said anything nice.

Bob, 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 mistake.
And why is everyone so quite,
    So somber – give me a clue.”

“ Hush child” He said,
“They’ re all in shock.
No one thought they would be seeing you.”


Every Saint has a PAST,
    Every Sinner has a FUTURE.

Remember …….. Just by going to religious places doesn’t make you pious any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.


Rama Ananth said...

Leave alone Heaven, in earth itself we have sinners, crooks, rapist, swindlers, all living pretty well, and we see good people suffering forever.
I think we have lived long under the false thought which has been drummed in us that we should think good , speak good , hear good and be good. God too has changed and has become as corrupt as the worst corrupt.

Ellen said...

Whoah.. I wonder just who Rama Ananth's God is. And what could be his own thoughts on reading Rama's comment there.

Anyway, that's a good post, Jack. Some enlightening insights may be derived from it.

You have said one: 'Every saint has a past; every sinner has a future'.

May God bless you with good health, peace, and love from family and good friends.

Rashi said...


Nikita Banerjee Bhagat said...

I loved the poem. We are so quick to judge and make our lives complicated in the process. Wish we could really live by practicing - Live and let live.

Sabi Sunshine said...

I think as a human being , we don't have right to Judge others. Noone is perfect ! Live Love Laugh !

Jack said...


Why so bitter? The world is full of all kinds of persons. We have to follow our conscience and beware of such persons. Take care


Sometimes we do get annoyed and question if God exists. Thanks for your encouraging view. Take care


Are you with me? Take care


How I wish we could Live and Let Live but without letting criminals flourishing! Take care


I am so happy to see you here. You said it so right. Take care