The Narrow Gate Blog

Reflections about faith, life, struggles, and our hope for our ultimate home, Heaven. But the only way through, is via the Narrow Gate.

Wake Up! (Jesus Is Coming)

Wake Up! (Jesus Is Coming)

This article first appeared at: catholic.comHomily for the First Sunday of Advent, B CycleJesus said to his disciples:“Be watchful! Be alert!You do not know when the time will come.It is like a man traveling abroad.He leaves home and places his servants in charge,each...

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Will We Have Bodies in Heaven?

Will We Have Bodies in Heaven?

This article first appeared at: fireupministries.comAt funerals, you will often hear people say, “Heaven just gained an angel”. As well-intentioned as this person may be, this is simply untrue. Heaven did not gain an angel, it gained a human being. God willing when...

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Modern Ideologies and the Loss of Reality

Modern Ideologies and the Loss of Reality

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.comThe essential problem we face in the Western world is the loss of reality. We have entered into a nihilistic view of the world in which nothing is what it is, where there is no such thing as “what something is.”...

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Parousia News – October/November 2023

Parousia News – October/November 2023

Inaugural Parousia USA Speaking Tour Above: The full team on tour across the western part of the USA Welcome to another couple of months in the world of Parousia. We were recently on tour in the United States of America for our first ever speaking tour of their...

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Keeping Up with Loved Ones in Purgatory

Keeping Up with Loved Ones in Purgatory

This article first appeared at: catholic.comSome Protestants criticize the doctrine of purgatory by saying it’s “bad news” in contrast to the “good news” of salvation revealed in the Bible. But nothing could be farther from the truth. The Catholic doctrine of...

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Don’t Fall for Misguided Spirituality this Halloween

Don’t Fall for Misguided Spirituality this Halloween

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.comThere are several false religions or spiritualities in the world. It’s important to guard against falling into them, as they are almost always pathways to demonic interaction.Every measure must be taken to guard against...

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The Miracle of ‘Is’

The Miracle of ‘Is’

This article first appeared at: catholic.comDuring the Eucharistic Prayer, the celebrant raises the bread above the altar. He looks upward. He bows slightly. He says, “Take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my body, which will be given up for you.” The...

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What is “Freedom”?

What is “Freedom”?

After watching the movie “Sound of Freedom” I was motivated into writing my reaction, or “response” for use of a better word. Apart from the trauma that was triggered in me, no tears were shed, only harsh, inexplicable emotions that God alone would be able to comfort....

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Jesus Goes from Boy to Man in the Temple

Jesus Goes from Boy to Man in the Temple

This article first appeared at: catholic.comThe temple in Jerusalem was one of the most impressive buildings of the ancient world. And, although it functioned as a place of ritual sacrifice and prayer, it was also as a place of study, the center of a vast network of...

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