Hey God, I've got a great idea for You.
Caveat: One of my beliefs in God is that He/She has a sense of humor... or at the least, a tolerance for all. Otherwise, why would God put all of us ridiculous people on earth to do all this stupid stuff and still have a good shot at Heaven.
If this isn't your belief, that's OK. It is the concept of fairness I'm talking about and this is just an easy way to look at what should happen in a hypothetically perfect way.
So here's where I come in with this great (in mere mortal-speak) idea. Follow me:
God says that getting to heaven, in its simplest terms, is not that hard:
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and all thy soul, and with all thy mind," and "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."
Arrgh! I knew there was a catch to it.
But with all the discord going on and so much hate in our 'one against another' contentiousness, we are rude, crude, disrespectful and uncivil as we tromp (?) all over each other. We tend to see others as less that us if they have different ideas and thoughts and/or are less respected if they are poor, ethnically and/or gender different, politically and/or socially other than us. And we are angry, often using what power we have to step on others. We often lack the most critical emotion in the world, empathy.
This love thy neighbor thing is out the window for the disrespectful.
So God, how about this:
Some religions-- Hinduism and Buddhism and others--have a concept that we are reincarnated... we come back in a different way than we are known on this earth. If Shirley MacLaine was once Cleopatra as she says, then who were you... and more frightening perhaps, who will you be next?
Other religions don't accept that BUT... if God is almighty and can be anything and do anything then why not, unknowing to us of course, allow every person to return to earth or any other place God might/could put His/Her creations in a universe where they are the most opposite of themselves? Yep, like the best Seinfeld episode ever, Bizarro Universe.
- Those who hate will become those who are hated.
- Those who have prejudice become those who are the subject of those prejudices.
- The white will become black or Hispanic or 'other', the mighty will become lowest, the rich who regard money as their god will be poor, the subjectors will become the subjected, the dictators will be ruled as they so dictated and so forth.
- The good, the humble and the kind and loving in mind and spirit will be rewarded, as they represent the sweet spot of God's people.
That way, everyone not in the "Golden Zone" will be the opposite of who they are now to experience fully the life they once subjected on others. You know who you are. Fair? Yes!
So what do you think God? Oh, you are already doing that? Wow! Great news. OK, I promise not to tell anyone. But between you and me Lord, it makes my heart and soul smile... if a heart and soul smile, of course.
You got our back... and of course, everything else. It's nice being in touch God. Thanks.