When she got to heaven, an angel escorted her pass wonderful mansions and great houses, down expansive boulevards and dignified avenues. She noticed of course that she was passing these places. Finally, they turned down a very small alley and came upon a little cottage. The angel opened the door, and with a smile said welcome madam, we have prepared a place for you.
The woman became indignant, counting the many millions she had left in her will to lists of charities and to the Church. The angel smiled and said but we have built this house on the gifts you have given God through your life.
How much time do we spend caring for our physical bodies while forgetting our souls? We can easily forget that our relationship with God is something that needs to be nurtured and shared. Our relationship with God supports our relationship with others. The two must become one if we are to fit through the narrow gate.