Clocks in Heaven
A man passed away and went to Heaven. Upon arriving at the
pearly gates, St. Peter said, “Come on in. I’ll show you around.
I really think you’ll like it here.” Walking through the gates,
the man noticed that there were clocks everywhere. It appeared
that Heaven was nothing more than a giant clock warehouse.
Surprised at how Heaven looked, the man asked St. Peter, “What’s
the deal with all the clocks?”
St. Peter replied, “They keep track of everybody on earth.
There is one clock for each person. Every time someone tells a lie,
his clock moves forward one minute. For instance, this clock belongs to
Sam, a used car salesman. If you watch it closely, it will move any
second.” Click. The minute hand on Sam’s clock moved forward one
minute. Click. It moved forward another minute. “Sam must be closing on
a deal right now,” said St. Peter. “The minute hand on his clock moves
all day long.”
The man and St. Peter continued walking and soon came across a
clock covered with cobwebs. “Whose clock is this?” asked the man.
“That clock belongs to the Widow Mary. She is one of the finest
persons on earth. I bet her clock hasn’t moved in a year or two.”
They continued walking and touring Heaven. The man enjoyed watching
the clocks of all his friends. When the tour was finally finished, the man
said, “I’ve seen everyone’s clock but one. Where is President Obama’s
kept?” St. Peter smiled and said, “Look up there. We use his for a