Posts Tagged ‘Hell’

Sunday Went to Heaven (The Conclusion)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

When Paolo finally caught up to Sunday, he could see she was in a tizzy. She was pounding all four paws on the ground and jumping up and down.

“Are you nuts? Are you friggin’ nuts?!” she cried. Paolo gently smiled.

“You don’t have to sacrifice your life in eternity to take care of me.” she said loudly. “I’ve lived without you for years! I don’t need YOU! You’re just stupid – stupid!”

Paolo smiled again and then he said very softly, “Uh, Pretty. Have you ever considered I just might need YOU forever?”

Sunday had a smart, mean remark to deliver in reply…but the lump in her throat broke it up into pieces and her hidden tears washed away the remnants. She turned her head and started to fiercely walk down the silver walkway. She could only mumble “Stupid! Just stupid!”

After walking many silver miles, the Cat and her person began to see an incomprehensibly huge Kingdom floating in the sky. It seemed to radiate an abundance of clear, brilliant, loving energy and had a simple cloud stairway which touched down to the silver roadway.

Sunday and Paolo could not speak. They started walking faster to the stairway and then saw an even stranger sight: there was an old guard sitting in front of the stairs and he was asleep in his chair! And he wasn’t just asleep – he was snoring – loud, resounding snores, with a wide-open mouth. When they were in front of him, Paolo picked up Sunday and cleared his throat to awaken the guard.

“Huh?!” The guard said. “Is that you, Paolo? Christ! You’re late,” then, “Hi, Sunday! So Paolo – you were never late on Earth – why are you late here? Been pickin’ up some bad habits since you died?”

Paolo didn’t know quite what to say. “Umm, where are we?”

The guard’s head rolled back in laughter. “Where are you? You’re about to walk up the stairway to Heaven! Where the hell did you think you were?”

Paolo and Sunday looked at each other in stunned silence. The guard saw their bewilderment and shook his head.

“Yeh, we were a little shocked you made it, too. But there’s lots of room in Heaven – enough for everyone – even you guys!” Here the guard started to laugh even harder.

“But,” Paolo said, “that guy back there – he said THAT was Heaven.”

“The guard dropped his voice. “Just between us – that place isn’t Heaven – it’s hell. Ya see we kind of use it as one last test. All that ‘No Pets’ crap – oh brother! Why the hell would Heaven want people who would abandon their best friends?”

“So ‘Welcome’ Sunday and friend!  Oh.  And Paolo – I was just kidding you about being late.  Nobody is ever late when the only time is ‘forever’ ”