The Person You Meet

The Most Important Person You Will Ever Meet


When your time in this world ends, and you are called up to your inevitable appointment at the entrance to the Pearly Gates  (or wherever your afterworld may be), there is going to be someone standing there to greet you. That someone is going to be sitting there patiently waiting to ask you a single question.  Your answer to that question is going to determine the rest of your eternity… because you see, that one person holds the key to the Gates, and he or she alone gets to choose whether to let you in or not.

         The only catch is this: the person standing there is going to be the exact opposite of you in every way. They are going to be short if you are tall; they are going to have blond hair if you have dark or red hair; they are going to be fat if you are skinny, or be skinny if you are overweight.

         That person is going to be black or Asian if you are white, or perhaps Middle-Eastern if you are Hispanic.  They are going to be homosexual if you are straight.  They’re going to have a lot of tattoos or body piercings if you don’t have any; they are going to be foreign or an immigrant if you are an American. They are going to be Muslim, or Atheist, or Hindu, or Jewish if you are a Christian; they are going to be devoutly religious if you are not. They are going to be a Boston Red Sox fan if you are a New York Yankees fan; they are going to be a Democrat if you are a Republican, or vice-versa.  They are going to be poor if you are rich, or vice-versa. They are going to be a woman if you are a man, or vice-versa.

         And when you arrive at the entrance way to Heaven (or to whatever afterlife you may believe in), the person that you meet there is going to look you squarely in the eye and ask you one thing… and one thing only:

“How did you treat me?”



~ Let’s try to keep that in mind as we pass through this world with one another.








“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged…”


~ The Gospel of Matthew 7:1-2 (from the Christian Faith Tradition)





Treat everyone as if they were the most important person you were ever going to meet … because ultimately, they very well may be.






  R espect all people,  

  E specially women.

  A lways do the right thing.

  L ive a life that matters.







© Copyright ~ Frank DiCocco ~ 2010





Everyone Is Important.


Every Person Matters.

    Be  a  REAL  Man!

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”


~ Mother Theresa