Wednesday, February 15, 2012

When I Get to Heaven, I'm Gonna Ask ...

"Life is unfair, and it’s not fair that life is unfair." ~Edward Abbey, 1927~1989


Why is it ...



Someday, when I get to heaven, I'm going to ask God a few questions. I've been saving them all up. There are things that really bug me and I've never found answers to them on this human plane called earth.

Why is it that innocent children are allowed to be born to parents who don't give a darn? For the most part, the children raise themselves. They're slapped around and abused, and worse yet, they're shown no love or affection at all by the so-called parents.

Then on the flip side, there are hundreds of thousands of couples who would give most anything they have, just to be able to conceive a child. They wait with unconditional love to pour into a child, if only they were given the opportunity to have one.

Here's another question I'm going to ask. Why is it that prisons are full psychotic people who live long and wasted lives and there are so many men, women and children who die young, their goodness and talents never to be realized, nor shared with the world.

I'm also going to ask: why is it that as women, we spend our lives shaving and waxing various parts of our anatomy to fit in with society's norms and then, when we finally manage to make it to our golden years, the only places hair will even grow is on our heads, our upper lips and our chins? Why is that?

For men it's just as bad. The hair on their heads thins out, or is non-existent, and when they reach their golden years, the only places hair WILL grow -- and profusely, I might add, is on their ears and in their nostrils. Why is that?

Why is it that there are people who don't value life and who hate others, based on religion, sexual orientation, or the color of their skin? They spend their lives planning ways to unleash their hate on innocent people, like with the Twin Towers in New York City. Why is it?

Spiritual counselor, Gary Zukav, says that everything is as it should be. He says things happen for a reason, and that reason is, for our spiritual growth and awareness.

Maybe so, but I'm still going to ask the questions anyway ... 


"A writer soon learns that easy to read is hard to write." ~CJ Heck



5 comments:

Janet Caldwell said...

I love this...I would love for you to contribute to http://www.innerchildmagazine.com/ from time to time...I know that you are busy...Let me know...xoxoxo

Janet
PS. The official launch is March 1st

Anonymous said...

CJ - I too, have a list of question to ask in the after life. Number three is: Why the mosquito? I found the spiritual counselor's comment interesting. I think there is something in the world called evil. People of good intention must work to defeat it. To a huge degree things are the way they are because we let them. Do we need another aircraft carrier or shall we use that money to cure cancer? The world easily produces enough food to feed every person on the planet. It is only (evil) governments that prevent it from getting to starving people. When I was in the army in Vietnam, we had a sign in the company orderly room that had a picture of a soldier in the field and underneath the words: What Have You Done for Him lately? If we care about children and other evil in our world, the same applies. After a recent ice storm, a number of our neighbors came around to help people trim damaged tree and take away the broken limbs. No one asked them to do that. They just did it. There is a reason that, over the long view of history, good wins out over evil. It is because good people care enough to do the right thing.

CJ Parrish Kempf Heck said...

Thank you for your kind invitation, Janet! I would be both proud and honored to write an article for Inner Child :)
A big hug,
CJ

CJ Parrish Kempf Heck said...

Yes, the mosquito! What a great addition to the growing list of "Why is it ..."
Thank you!
Hugs,
CJ

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