Dear Brother Knights:

When Jesus is on the way to Jerusalem visiting towns and villages, someone asks him “Lord, will only a few be saved?” Jesus answers him, “strive to enter through the narrow door; for many I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.” We may ask ourselves what is this narrow door and it’s meaning? I believe Jesus Christ is talking about a life according to God’s will and like his own. The most important activity in our life is to be curious about the life of Jesus. Constantly we should be reading about Him and find out how He lived, what he talked about and what His future view of His own life was. In a very short definition I would put two little sentences to this endeavor of ours. “I came to do my Father’s will, and, into your hands I commend my spirit”.

My dear Knights, don’t ever think this is easy to implement in our life. All of us have a selfish streak and one has to compare oneself often to the Master’s life. We should pray for each other that we have enough courage and gumption to twist our life more and more to the liking of Him. It is a hurtful procedure, we may even shed tears but we should also realize after a thunderstorm the sun is shining!

Fr. Frank Feldmann, SAC
Council Chaplain