Monday, May 22, 2006

Heaven...and A Cat Smile

Good Monday morning...hope you all had a pleasant weekend! The big story this weekend was the DaVinci Code. I read the book...that's right...I read the book, back in 2003, when it came out. When it was still just a novel...which is a MADE UP story.

It was an okay book. I've since read better. And it did not shake my faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, because it's a work of FICTION. Not to be confused with James Frey, who writes about real stuff that turns out to be fiction!

I'm going to do an indepth post about it sooner or later but in the mean time Modern Day Magi has an excellent post about the true/false facts! Or try Michael Coren's excellent column at the Toronto Sun!

Spend the time. The two posts are worth the reading, if you want to know what your talking about!

Another one from my buddy Ric's bother Tim!

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.

He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.

When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

"This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.

"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.

"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up."

The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler asked.

"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.

As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

"Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?"

"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."

"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.

"There should be a bowl by the pump."

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.

The traveler filled the water bowl and t ook a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.

"This is Heaven," he answered.

"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said "The man down the road said that was Heaven, too."

"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope That's hell."

"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

"No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind."



"That's me. Hey! Just 'cause my tail doesn't wag doesn't mean I don't get to be a best friend too!!"

7 Comments:

  1. Bernita said...
    I love that story.
    Ric said...
    Glad you enjoyed it, Bernita.
    Dennie McDonald said...
    I think a lot of people forget that the book was published as fiction - like you said - it's just a book - whether you chose to try and put more into than what was written, it is still just a book... (Though I will say, I haven't read it - just don't have time, no other reason)

    cute kitty
    The Curmudgeon's Rant said...
    I’ll buy DaVinci Code if I find it in a thrift shop (no royalties). But, I already know that reading it will be about as much fun as a visit to the proctologist.

    Oh, and my dog and I enjoyed the story.
    Gordon Cloud said...
    That's a happy looking cat. I wonder what he's been up to?
    Mizrepresent said...
    Hey Bonnie,

    Luv your site...it is soooo you! Thanks for dropping by and as always spreading your sunshine...u are truly special!
    Sandra Ruttan said...
    Love that story - that's awesome.

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