The Four Last Things


The one thing Jesus is going to ask us when we get to Heaven: Where are your brothers and sisters?

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.
President John F. Kennedy

The doors of Hell are locked from the inside.
C.S. Lewis

Hell is full of the talented, but Heaven of the energetic.
Saint Jeanne de Chantal

Don’t wait for six strong men to take you to church.

A priest goes to Heaven or a priest goes to Hell with a thousand people behind.
Saint John Vianney

All the way to Heaven is Heaven, because He is the way.
Saint Catherine of Siena

The national anthem of Hell is “I Did It My Way”.
Peter Kreeft

The issue is now clear. It is between light and darkness and every one must choose his side.
G.K. Chesterton (Chesterton’s last words)

Many who plan to seek God at the eleventh hour die at 10:30.
Bumper sticker

Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent.
Steve Jobs

Each and every one of us, at the end of the journey of life, will come face to face with either one or the other of two faces… And one of them, either the merciful face of Christ or the miserable face of Satan, will say, “Mine, mine.” May we be Christ’s!
Archbishop Fulton Sheen

We are always trying to find an easy way into Heaven.

As sailors are guided by a star to the port, so are Christians guided to Heaven by Mary.
Saint Thomas Aquinas

Everything smaller than Heaven bores us because only Heaven is bigger than our hearts.
Peter Kreeft

If you seek to make Heaven on earth, you’ll get Hell.

In Heaven everyone lives in Hollywood.
Riley Gannon

Hell is not a subject to be avoided; it is a place to be avoided. Thinking about Hell is actually a very good idea. It’s a good way to keep ourselves out of it.
Dale Ahlquist

The saints went to Heaven before they went to Heaven.
Deacon Thomas Winninger

May God bless the hell out of you! 😀

There’s nothing like impending death to rouse you from existential boredom.
Roger Ebert

If God did not forgive sinners Heaven would be empty.

He who carries God in his heart bears heaven with him wherever he goes.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.

Using death to defeat death… wow. No way the devil saw that one coming.
Mark Hart

We can’t experience all that Heaven has to offer until we renounce all that the world offers in its place.
Mark Hart

The last seat in purgatory is better than the first seat in you know where.
Father Kevin Finnegan

The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
C.S. Lewis

We’ve all got a terminal illness. It’s called life.
Father Benedict Groeschel

You can’t go to Heaven hating somebody. Forgive now. Be compassionate now. Be patient now. Be grateful now. Love Jesus and Mary now. Accept God’s will now.
Mother Angelica

Heaven will display far more variety than Hell.
C.S. Lewis

The people hung upon His words – that is, until they hung Him on a cross. Admiration is fleeting. Love is eternal.
Mark Hart

The Heavenly City outshines Rome beyond comparison. There, instead of victory, is truth; instead of high rank, holiness; instead of peace, felicity; instead of life, eternity.
Saint Augustine

Nothing is truer in a sense than a funeral oration: It tells precisely what the dead man should have been.
Gustave Vapereau

Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
Thomas Jefferson

Teacher: “If your daughter knew her spelling words as well as her Bible stories she’d get into Harvard.” Me: “I’ll settle for Heaven.”
Mark Hart

The school of Christ is the school of charity. On the last day, when the general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justinian. Charity will be the whole syllabus.
Saint Robert Bellarmine

As I continue my advance through my 50’s, I am certain that I am closer to my death than I am to my birth. I look at the calendar and see my birth date rolling around. But which is the day that I will die? Hmmm. Think about that one. We pass our death date every year without giving it a thought. But our death date is just as real as our birth date. It might do us good to pause and reflect on that.
Dennis Justison

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
Dumbledore, from the Harry Potter series

There are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.
Dumbledore, from the Harry Potter series

The world is thy ship, not thy home.
Saint Thérèse of Lisiuex

Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Saint Thomas More

Do you realize that God wants you to go to Heaven more than you want to go to Heaven?
Father Mike Schmitz

I’ve read the final chapter… God wins.

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