Delivered at St. George’s Episcopal Church, La Canada, CA

4 Easter:  April 29, 2012

John 14:1-9  
1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-44, 50-55 

St. Peter is showing a newcomer around heaven, and as they walk down a large hallway there doors on both sides of the great hall. St. Peter opens one door where they hear “B-Nine…..G-Fifty-eight……I-Twenty-Four.” “That’s the Roman Catholics,” St. Peter says.

Down the hallway he opens another door which reveals a beautifully decorated banquet hall with a matched table setting; even the color of the napkins denotes a hint of the bouquet of flowers adorning each table. People are tastefully dressed, mingling to the strains of Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik. “Who are they?” asks the newcomer. “Oh, says St. Peter, “those are Episcopalians.”

As the tour continues, they come across another door which is locked, with do not disturb and do not enter signs plastered all across the front. “Shhhhh,” says St. Peter….those are the Mormons…they think they’re the only ones up here.” Read More