Sermon for 32nd Sunday

After a long illness, Moira arrived at the Gates of Heaven. While she was waiting for St Peter to greet her, she peeked through the Gates. She saw a beautiful banquet table. Sitting all around were her parents and all the other people she had loved and who had died before her. They saw her and began calling greetings to her: ‘Hello’, ‘How are you!’ ‘We've been waiting for you!’ ‘Good to see you.’ Then St Peter came back and Moira said to him, ‘This is such a wonderful place! How do I get in?’ You have to spell a word,’ St Peter told her. ‘Which word?’ Moira asked. ‘Love.’ Moira correctly spelt ‘Love’ and she was welcomed into Heaven. A few years later, St Peter asked Moira to watch the Gates of Heaven for the day. While Moira was guarding the Gates of Heaven, her husband Alistair arrived. ‘I'm surprised to see you,’ Moira said. ‘How have you been?’ ‘Oh, I've been doing pretty well...
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