Jesus went through towns and villages teaching, and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, is it true that few people will be saved?”
And Jesus answered, “Do your best to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has gone inside and locked the door, you will stand outside. Then you will knock at the door, calling, ‘Lord, open to us!’ But he will say to you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’
Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets!’ But he will reply, ‘I don’t know where you come from. Away from me, all you workers of evil.’
You will weep and grind your teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves left outside. Others will sit at table in the kingdom of God, people coming from east and west, from north and south. Some who are among the last, will be first; and some who are among the first, will be last!”
READ: Others will sit at table in the kingdom of God, people coming from east and west, from north and south.
REFLECT: God is BIG and his family, too, is BIG, much bigger than our narrow-minded views imagine it. In Heaven Catholics will be a small minority indeed.
PRAY: Let us ask God to enlarge our views and our hearts. Let us adjust them to his awesome plans.
ACT: Today I will smile at a perfect stranger, thinking that we will one day be together in God’s big family.
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