A renowned and very well
respected minister died.
A short time later, another equally respected colleague died, and found
himself on the stairway to Heaven. He was given a bag of chalk and told to
write, one on each step, of the sins he had committed.
After many hundred of steps he noticed his predecessor was on his was
down. Enquiringly he asked "Have you finished and have now been permitted
to Enter the Kingdom?"
The reply was "No, I am on my way down for some more chalk"!