Monday, September 21, 2015
Marriage in Heaven
On their way to be married, a young couple was killed in a car accident. The couple found themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting, they begin to wonder: could they possibly be married in Heaven?
When St. Peter showed up, they asked him. St. Peter said, "I don't know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out," and he left.
The couple sat and waited, and waited. Two months passed and they were still waiting. As they waited, they discussed two questions.
If they were to be married in Heaven, what would be the eternal aspect of it all?
What if the marriage doesn't work, they wondered. Will we be stuck together FOREVER?
After yet another month, St. Peter finally returned, looking somewhat bedraggled.
"Yes," he informed the couple, "you CAN be married in Heaven."
"Great!" said the couple, "But we were just wondering. What if things don't work out? Can we also get a divorce in Heaven?"
St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slammed his clipboard onto the ground.
"What's wrong?" asked the frightened couple.