Forrest Gump and Heaven
Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is met at the Pearly Gate by
St. Peter himself. The gates are closed, however, and Forrest approaches
the gatekeeper. St. Peter says "well, Forrest, it's certainly good to
see you. We have heard so many good things about you. I must inform
you that Heaven is filling up, and so we've been giving an entrance
quiz to everyone. The tests are short, but you need to pass before you
can get into Heaven."
Forrest responds "It sure is good to be here, St. Peter. I was looking
forward to this. But nobody ever told me about any entrance exam. Sure hope
the test ain't too hard; Life was a big enough test as it was."
St. Peter goes on, "I know, Forrest, but the test is only three
Forrest goes away to think the questions over. He returns the next day
and goes up to St. Peter to try to answer the exam questions.
- What days of the week begin with the letter 'T' ?
- How many seconds are there in a year?
- What is God's first name?
St. Peter waves him up and says, "Now that you have had a chance to
think the questions over, tell me your answers".
Forrest says, "Well, the first one how many days of the week begin with
the letter "T?" "Shucks, that one's easy. That'd be Today and
St. Peter's eyes open wide and he exclaims, "Forrest! That's not what I
was thinking, but... you do have a point there, and I guess I wasn't
specify, so I will give you credit for that answer." "How about the
next one?" "How many seconds in a year?"
"Now that one's harder" says Forrest, "but I thought and thought about
that and I guess the only answer can be twelve." Astounded, St. Peter
says "Twelve! Twelve! Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up
with twelve seconds in a year?"
Forest says "Aw, come on, St Peter, there's 'gotta be twelve; January
second, February second, March second. . ."
"Okay, okay," interrupts St. Peter. "I see where you're going with it.
And I see your point, though that wasn't quite what I had in mind, but
I'll give you credit for that one too. Let's go on with the next and
final question. Can you tell me God's first name?"
Forrest replied, "Andy."
"Andy!" "How did you come up with the name Andy?"
Forrest replied, "You know, St. Peter, that song we sing in church:
"Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me. . ."
The lesson: THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW, and just because
another person doesn't see things the same way or understand the same
way that you do, does not mean that it's wrong.
Addendum -- Matthew 7:1 (NASB)
"Do not judge lest you be judged."
[ Author Unknown -- from 'E-Mail Ministry' (Douglas B. Boebinger, P.M.P.) ]
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