|Judgement from St. Peter at the Purly Gates
THE DREAM OF BEING
In the trial for admittance to Heaven,
we are all guilty,
and we are all innocent
|Leaving orthodox perspective behind, the following excerpt from THE DREAM OF BEING: aphorisms, ideograms, and aislings, by Jack Haas, poetically conveys the nature of innocence which is the loss of personal identity required to pass through the selfless membrane of the mystic Purly Gates..|
“Tell me of yourself”, St. Peter inquired of the new arrival
now standing before him at the Purly Gates.
And so the petitioner, anxious for entry into heaven, began an exhaustive explanation of the history of their life: of their likes and dislikes, their successes and losses, actions both good and bad, fears, transgressions and repentance, understandings and confusions.
When they were finally finished with this tiresome filibuster, St. Peter looked softly into their eyes and admonished: “You have informed me of everything that is not you, now tell me of yourself.”
“But there is nothing left”, answered the bewildered supplicant.
“Good”, exclaimed Peter, “then you may go in.”
|Jack Haas has been called "The Kerouac of the new millennium."(FW) He is a wilderness explorer, world traveller, and shares his time between British Columbia, Hawaii, Ireland, and India.
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