Friday, February 08, 2008

I'm too angry...

...to write much tonight.

There are several people I want to yell at.

And one or two actually heard me today. Not that it did any good.

And I'm mad at myself. I worked hard this week, and it got me nowhere.

Just know I won't be in the headlines as one of those who have snapped and committed violence. That's not my way. All the anger turns inward, and those who deserve a ration of crap get a free pass.

I just got an email from a friend, and it sums things up pretty well:

HOW DO YOU GET INTO HEAVEN?

I was testing the children in my Newfoundland Sunday school class to see if they understood the concept of getting to Heaven.

I asked them, "If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?"

"NO!" the children answered.

"If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and
kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into Heaven?"

Again, the answer was, "NO!" By now I was starting to smile.

Hey, this was fun! "Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into Heaven?" I asked them again.

Again, they all answered, "NO!" I was just bursting with pride for them.

Well, I continued, "then how can I get into Heaven?"

A six-year-old Newfie boy shouted out, "YOU GOTTA BE FUCKIN' DEAD"!


My friends really know how to cheer me the hell up, Jim.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just like Pastor Larry says,
Lots of people want to go to heaven but no one wants to die to get there.
:(

Birdie said...

that was cute... smart kids!

Justfly said...

Kids are very smart!

DAL said...

I have always enjoyed the literalism from kids that always sounds smart-assed and generally unfunny when adults do it.

Bree said...

That story pretty much sums up our future generations. Sad, I know, but you HAVE to try to find the positive in SOMETHING.

~Bree

Anonymous said...

Noot smart kids...smart newfs.*beams with pride*. that proably happened thats why I find it so funny. LOL. I think of you...keep at it. LL

John said...

That put my mind off on a tangent about how I had to get her high and make empty promises. I won't elaborate.
Good to hear you won't go postal, but hate that you turn it on yourself. Maybe if you had one of those bean bag guns you could direct it better without the blood.

emd said...

That kid nailed it!

joan said...

Heheh. Good one Scribs. Still hoping things will turn around for you.