What our the odds

Home Forums All Things Catholic What our the odds

This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  LARobert 5 years, 6 months ago.

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1971

    weather
    Member

    I don’t think to many Catholics will go directly to Heaven with out first serving time in Purgatory,because most Catholics have specks of sin or at least original sin on there souls. Remember the saying “It’s easier for a Carmel to pass through a pin head then for a soul to entry Heaven”

    #9573

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    “A Carmel to pass through a pin head”?

    Just because someone’s a pin head doesn’t mean he has digestive problems. :lol: :cool:

    #9574

    weather
    Member

    What’s ur point? no pun intended. Of course u know I meant needle

    #9575

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Well, you accidentally wrote “ca[b:3dyrwebz]r[/b:3dyrwebz]mel” instead of “camel” and I was just trying to make a silly joke out of it.

    #9576

    LARobert
    Participant

    The literal translation of the verse is, “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of [b:yw72qzb8][i:yw72qzb8]the[/i:yw72qzb8][/b:yw72qzb8] needle”.

    In Jerusalem there were many gates that one could use to enter the city. One of the gates was known as the eye of the needle. Because it was low to the ground, any camels who approached through the gate would have to get down on their knees and bow down their heads. It was not impossible to get through, but it took effort. For Jews of the day, they would have understood that a person of wealth or someone who was held in high esteem in this world would have to bow down and get on his knees, (humble himself) to enter heaven. Just as the camel would still be a camel after he passed through the eye of the needle, a rich man could still be rich, but humble before God.

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.