Tag: Heaven

God’s Glory is Unimaginable

How large is our universe? In his children’s book, Is the Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?, author Robert Wells tries to help young people begin to understand this concept. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, but it isn’t anywhere...

We Must All Do Our Very Best to Get to Heaven

A Catholic high school basketball team was about to play for the state championship, and the morning of the game, the pastor of the parish said Mass for the team’s coaches and players. During his homily, the priest talked about how in ten years, the...

What is the Kingdom of Heaven?

In the Gospel of Matthew (13:24-43), Jesus describes the Kingdom of Heaven. And this description is more than just a simple explanation. His description is very profound. And it is apparent that Jesus really wants His listeners to understand...

Heaven: Our Automatic Destination?

One of the many U.S. Army units assigned to occupation duties in Iraq back in 2003 was the 24th Transportation Company out of Fort Riley, Kansas. Its duty was to operate supply convoys to outlying units, carrying food, ammunition, and other items...

God’s Best Work

In contrast to the Platonic philosophy that has permeated the Western canon throughout most of European and American history, the body and soul of a human being is intricately woven like a fine hand-made, or in this case, God-made garment. To...

The Idea of Death Frightens Us

The idea of death often frightens us, and so as a society, we sometimes joke about it as a way of coping with our fears and uncertainties. For instance, there’s the story about a man from Illinois who was going to take a winter vacation in Cancun...

A Return to Eden

Is there sex in Heaven? Peter Kreeft, the renowned Philosophy professor at Boston College, addressed this loaded question many years ago. On its surface this sounds like an easy question since most Americans spend an inordinate time thinking about...

Citizens of God’s Kingdom

What topic or subject did Jesus talk about most frequently? If your answer was a topic concerning love or morality or faith or forgiveness, you would be wrong. The central theme of Jesus teaching, as recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and...