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For centuries people have pondered what heaven must be like. Some have thought of it as a happy state of perpetual rest. Some have likened it to a place of great splendor, streets paved with gold, somewhere in the starry firmament.
In a recent popular movie, a less typical view was suggested. A man poses a question—something he has come to consider as one of life's great mysteries. He says that according to his calculations there are probably one hundred million men in the United States and that the average American male loses four socks each year. (He confesses to losing at least ten himself.) So, he asks, where are the four hundred million socks that disappear annually? He wonders why people don't occasionally run across one of these four hundred million lost socks, but nobody does. All the socks have simply vanished.
The man's friend believes he knows the answer. With wry humor he contends that the lost socks are in heaven. When people arrive at the gates, they receive a large box, full of socks —and then spend eternity sorting them out!
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
Persisting in prayer for racial harmony
with contributions from Beverly Lyle
Seeing "every man clearly"
Frederick H. Brightman
The rhythm of Spirit
Helyse V. Biggs
A promise kept
Margaret Jessie Jacobs
The freedom of divine law
Alone with God
Susan Booth Mack
What governs our thinking?
Mary Lee S. O'Neal
"Free at last"
Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
William E. Moody
Today many feel desperately lost in sensualism and sin
When I returned to college in my senior year, it was with an...
One day I showed my mother what I thought was a splinter in...
Karissa M. Clarke with contributions from Robin Joy Clarke