By the Waters of Babylon – Ps. 137:1
Several years ago, a Twilight Zone episode portrayed a man who led a shallow, careless life. He managed to live it up all the time. He took advantage of others, engaged in all kinds of wickedness, and only cared about riches and satisfaction for himself. He knew he was lost and had accepted that when he died, he would end up in a less than acceptable place.
The day came when he did die. Suddenly, he found himself in a place where everything he wanted was supplied. He found himself among the nicest of homes, the fanciest of automobiles and expensive wines – all the pleasures he might desire. He had expensive clothing, beautiful women all around, party time every evening. All the desires of the flesh were provided in abundance.
The trouble was that it all became too much. Nice as it all was, it became boring quite quickly. He got tired of daily partying. He grew weary of playing against the rules and associating with people who were not like himself.
When he complained to the management, he was told that he was, indeed, in the other place … a less acceptable place.