When you picture Heaven and Hell, vivid images will come to mind. If someone were to ask you where you would rather go in the afterlife, your answer would be pretty obvious. But what would happen if someone filled your head with lies so real that you couldn’t tell the difference? What if you were tricked, and made the biggest mistake of all? In the following joke sent in by a reader, one politician learned a lesson the hard way.
Read the joke below. While walking down the street one day, a presidential candidate was tragically hit by a car and died. Her soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
“Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.” “No problem, just let me in,” says the politician. “Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.” “Really?, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,” says the politician. “I’m sorry, but we have our rules.” And with that, St. Peter escorts her to the elevator and she goes down, down, down to hell.
Now the doors of the elevator open and she’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. She sees all her friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls to the ground. The devil comes over to her and puts his arm around her shoulders. “I don’t understand,” stammers the politician. “Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?” The devil smiles at her and says, “Yesterday we were campaigning, Today, you voted.” Once the glitz and glamor end after election day, reality sinks in, and we are faced with the choices we made. Not all politicians are bad, and things may not always be as they seem. Learn to see-through the nonsense and our Country will reap the rewards.