Sister Chloe was enlightening me the other day about what to expect when the end times descend upon us. At some point, she said, the quick and the dead, provided they are/were true believers, will be raptured heavenward to live for eternity in paradise.
I got to wondering what ‘paradise’ might consist of; is the weather always temperate, the days sunny? Will the food be exceptional? Is exercise part of the equation even though it can be a bit painful sometimes?
Anyway, I was reading this book, The Leftovers, about these folks who didn’t get raptured so were left to their daily grinds. Well, the question that immediately arose after the rapture was why them and not us. It seemed that some of those folks raptured didn’t appear to have led all that great of a life in moral terms and some of those left had been fairly devout church goers. It was a real conundrum which led to the development of an extremist cult aimed at dealing with the leftovers’ apparent rejection.
Sister Chloe seems to think if I follow my conscience and try to always do the right thing I’ll be just fine-will have nothing to worry about when the Rapture happens. She’s so compassionate; naïve but compassionate.