The Balance Of God
God was missing for six days. Eventually,
Michael, the archangel, found him, resting
on the seventh day. He inquired of God.
"Where have you been?"
God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction,
and proudly pointed downwards through
"Look, Michael, what I've made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and
said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God,
"and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call it
Earth and it's going to be a great place
"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing to different parts of
"For example, Northern Europe will be a
place of great opportunity and wealth, while
Southern Europe is going to be poor. Over
there I've placed a continent of white people,
and there is a continent of black people.
Balance in all things,"
God continued pointing to different countries.
"This one will be extremely hot, while this one
will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel, impressed by God's work,
then pointed to a land area and said,
"What's that one?"
"Ah," said God,
"That's Washington State, the most glorious
place on earth. There are beautiful mountains,
rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and plains.
The people from Washington State
are going to be intelligent, honest, nice, modest,
and genuinely caring for the planet as well as the welfare of others.
They will also be extremely
hardworking, high achieving, and they
will be known throughout the world as diplomats,
and ambassadors of peace."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but
then proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there
would be balance." God smiled.
"There is another Washington... wait until you
see the idiots I put there."