No Earthly Good - by Dean Chicquette
Once, a Pastor in Missouri and I, as usual, would pop in on people who were on our record as being members of the congregation but never showed up to any church function. In fact, after having been Pastor of that Church for a year, I dropped in on a son of my neighbor who like most of his sons did not attend any functions at the church building. After surviving three large hungry-looking and vocal dogs, I was able to stand before this man and have a, albeit uncomfortable, chat. For me, the walk away was one of his statements. I'll repeat, "Some people are so heavenly minded they are no earthly good." Of course, behind that was his declaration that I was just that and he had no intention of becoming 'no earthly good'.
Really, since that day some 40 years ago I have periodically pondered his comment (charge) looking for an appropriate comeback. This morning at twilight, that response took form. But before I retort let me say that without a 40-year foundation set by God and the revealing that God is Love itself and equally is the most functional Person in all of humanity both now as in history, I came to understand and now declare to you, "that most people are so earthly minded that they are no heavenly good."
I am assured that this will not be your case.