In this Non Sequitur cartoon, St. Peter is standing at his holy podium with the Big Book of Names. (This is so appropriate for the Jewish New Year, when we envision our lives as one big book and we pray to be written and sealed in the Book of Life for another year).
There are a bunch of buck nekkid folks standing in front of St. Peter’s podium. They’re freaking out because there’s a sign in front of the podium that says, “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Entry.” An angel standing nearby looking at a long scroll and clipboard says, “Gotta hand it to ya, Pete… that gag never gets old.”
Yes, we are born naked, and I guess our souls take their afterlife trip naked – after all, you can’t take it with you. But most of the women that I’ve prepared for burial show up at the funeral home in hospital gowns. Not the most stunning attire for your launch into the afterlife.