I love seeing new emails pop up in my inbox just as much as the next girl, but there are three letters that will make me hit delete without hesitation.
Ugh! Those three letters usually mean you’re sending me a stupid political joke that I won’t agree with or an email that requires me to make a wish, count to ten, subtract 12 from my year of birth, throw glitter in the air and send to my 15 favorite females.
Stop it. Just stop forwarding silliness.
FWD me a juicy email convo and that’s a totally different story 😉 (I’m kidding! Kind of.)
Every once in a while, I’ll actually open an forwarded email and be pleasantly surprised. My mom sent me this email, so I opened it. Come on, I can’t automatically delete something my own mother sends me.
I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven’s door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.
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 a mistake.
‘And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber – give me a clue.’
‘Hush, child,’ He said,
‘They’re all in shock.
No one thought they’d be seeing you.’
The email does go on to warn to “judge not” and it actually made me think for a minute, so I can appreciate that It also says Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
That made me chuckle.
We’re not bible thumpers by any stretch of the imagination, but we do love us some good God humor. I hope you do, too 😉
Let’s chat –
What’s your take on joke/chain emails? I love getting emails, but only original works, please! 😉