|Come On In|
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
ever done, and I'll give you a certain
number of points for each item,
depending on how good it was.
When you reach 100 points, 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,
"you've earned three points."
"Three points?" he says.
"Well, I attended church all my life
and supported its ministry with
my tithes and services."
"Terrific!" says St. Peter,
"that's certainly worth a point."
"One point? Golly.
How about this: 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!?" the man cries.
"At this rate the only way I'll ever get
into heaven is by the Grace of God!"
"Excellent!" says St. Peter,
"Come on in!"