Forrest Gump dies and goes
to Heaven. He is met at the Pearly Gate by St. Peter himself. The gates are
closed, however, and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper. St. Peter says
"Well, Forrest, it's certainly good to see you. We have heard so many good
things about you.I must inform you that the place is filling up
fast, and we've been giving an entrance quiz for everyone.The tests
are short, but you need to pass before you can get into Heaven.
Forrest responds "It
sure is good to be here, St. Peter. I was looking forward to this. Nobody ever
told me about any entrance exam. Sure hope the test ain't too hard; Life was a
big enough test as it was.
St. Peter goes on, "I
know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions: 1. What days of the week
begin with the letter T? --
2. How many seconds are
there in a year?
3. What is God's first
Forrest goes away to think
the questions over. He returns the next day and goes up to St.. Peter to try to
answer the exam questions. St. Peter waves him up and says, "Now that you
have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers".
Forrest says, "Well,
the first one how many days of the week begin with the letter
"T?" "Shucks, that one's easy. That'd be Today and
Tomorrow." The Saint's eyes open wide and he exclaims
"Forrest! That's not what I was thinking, but...you do have a
point though, and I guess I didn't specify, so I will give you credit for that
answer.""How about the next one?" "How many
seconds in a year?"
"Now that one's
harder" says Forrest, "but I thought and thought about that and I
guess the only answer can be twelve." Astounded, St. Peter
says"Twelve! Twelve! Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you
come up with twelve seconds in a year?"
Forest says "Aw, come
on, St Peter, there's gotta be twelve, January second, February second, March
second. . "
interrupts St. Peter. "I see where you're going with it. I guess I see
your point, though that wasn't quite what I had in mind, but I'll give you
credit for that one too. Let's go on with the next and final
question.Can you tell me God's first name?"
"Andy." When St. Peter asked how in the world he came up with the
name Andy. Forrest replied, "You know, St. Peter, that song we sing in
church: "Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me."
The lesson: THERE IS ALWAYS
ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW, and just because another person doesn't see things the
same way or understand the same way that you do, does not mean that it's wrong.