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How Many Points do I Need?

A man died and went to heaven;  St Peter met him at the Pearly Gates and said to the man, “Here’s how it works. You need 100 points to make it into Heaven. You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I will give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you come into Heaven.”

“Okay” said the man, “I attended church every Sunday.”

“That’s good,” said St Peter, “that’s worth two points.”

“Two points?” the man asked, “Well, I also gave 10% of all my earnings to the church.”

“Well, let’s see.” said St Peter, “that’s worth another 2 points. Did you do anything else?”

“Two points? Golly. How about this: I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for homeless veterans.”

St Peter replied, “Fantastic, that’s certainly worth a point.”

“Hmmm . . . well,” said the man, “I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart.”

“That’s wonderful,” agreed St Peter, “that’s worth 3 points!”

THREE POINTS!!” cried the man, “ at this rate the only way I get into Heaven is by the

grace of God !”

“Come on in!”

(thanks to Dave Wiggins, volunteer chaplain at our local senior longterm care facility, for this illustration that he gleaned from the Net, author unknown)


Christian writer and speaker trying to follow God one yes at a time.

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