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A man took his riches to heaven.

  1. sooner than later profile image59
    sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

    John insisted that his gold be taken with him to the afterlife. So, his family packed his casket with his gold when he died. He carried the gold up the stairway to heaven. It was heavy and took him many days. If someone was coming up behind him, he would gladly step aside with his gold and let them pass. At one point a man offered to help him carry the load- but he feared that the man might take some of it. "No, I'll be fine" he softly replied. Finally at the gates he insisted that the gold come with him. "I'll wait" he said. And wait he did. He sat on his gold for many days, but he was most patient. Finally God was informed that a man was waiting at the gates with his gold. God smiled and met with John there. John started, "God, I've obeyed your commandments and I've treated others better than myself, all I ask is that I can take this gold with me to your kingdom" God replied, "John, what you have said is true. You have obeyed my commandments and you treated others well." then God moved to one side of the gate and motioned him in, "bring all the pavement you wish".

    1. Ivorwen profile image85
      Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Love this joke.

  2. Flightkeeper profile image77
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Hi Sooner!  This parable is a timely reminder with the economy being the way it is, to not focus so much on acquiring and losing stuff, although it's very hard for me.  I would prefer to be rich rather than poor though.  I just won't worry about it after I die. smile

    1. sooner than later profile image59
      sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      so true. The wealthiest people I know have no treasure held up on earth. Good to see you Flight.

      Good to see the rest of you as well.

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    TheVerbalAxiomposted 7 years ago

    If he gets to bring his riches, I wish to bring my Ps3 and a Tv.

  4. profile image59
    (Q)posted 7 years ago

    So, did the gold actually go up to heaven or was it the golds soul? Did anyone open the casket to find out?

  5. sooner than later profile image59
    sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

    Q- he took the gold. all the way.

    1. profile image59
      (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So, someone checked the casket and the gold was gone and it was confirmed to have been taken "all the way" to heaven?

      Remarkable!

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        and it was used to pave it ! lol

  6. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    So what is his gold going to buy in Heaven ?

    1. Tom Cornett profile image56
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A five speed RX 8 Cloud with quad sound stereo!  smile

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

  7. SandyMcCollum profile image80
    SandyMcCollumposted 7 years ago

    Heaven's streets are  paved with gold, so he took in pavement. Nice parable. My brother always used to say, "They tell you that you can't take it with you. But,, what if you can and the guy next to you has all his stuff?" So when he died, we put his fave things in the casket with him, just in case. lol....

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Paved with gold from the Vatican's business.
      lol
      C'mon !!
      Taking the gold with him is the  most selfish thing to do .
      Why not give it to people in need ?
      I don't see the parable in this story.
      Only nonsense !

  8. Hokey profile image62
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    this makes no sense.

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      SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Actually it's a joke though there is a small lesson to be learned from it. The most precious item on Earth is under God's feet.

      1. Hokey profile image62
        Hokeyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        so you think God has feet?

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          and a white long beard, and a strong voice
          lol

      2. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry. But I don't learn anything from this. Gold is a material thing to use in this world and not in another.

      3. AEvans profile image70
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It certainly is. smile

  9. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Really ?
    You've been reported for spam
    lol

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      SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      2 times

  10. Tom Cornett profile image56
    Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

    I don't like green eggs and spam...Sam I am!  smile

  11. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    easier for a camel to get through the eye of a needle smile

  12. SandyMcCollum profile image80
    SandyMcCollumposted 7 years ago

    Tantrum, my brother didn't have any gold, or we surely would have used it somehow to help someone. We just put his fave coffee mug and some photos, mainly as an honor to him because he said that saying for so long. It made US feel better at the time. smile

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very Egyptcian ! smile

  13. Hokey profile image62
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    Clara: My pastor is so good he can talk on any subject for an hour.

    Sarah: That's nothing! My pastor can talk for an hour without a subject!

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      SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have known preachers like this before.

  14. sooner than later profile image59
    sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

    I don't want to take anything to heaven but a smile.

 
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