pearly gate smack-down
Chatting with my teenage daughter the other day, the image of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates came up. She was unfamiliar with this tale. “Well, basically they say when you die, you meet St. Peter at the entrance to heaven and you have to defend your life.” She looked at me a moment. “You mean you have to fight him?” I burst out laughing. After I wiped away the tears, I went upstairs and added ten pounds to my barbells just in case.