ALEX MALARKEY and COLTON BURPO: Both Claimed to Visit Heaven. Only One Story Was True.

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Two little boys told about visiting heaven, and saw their stories catapult to #1 on the New York Times best-seller list.  One boy, Alex Malarkey, now says that his story was a lie, promulgated by his father for financial gain.  The other, Colton Burpo, stands by his story and says, "Jesus really, really loves you." *     *     *     *     * There's been quite a kerfuffle this week after Alex Malarkey, now 16, went public to claim that the story which was told in the best-selling The Boy Who Cam … [Read more...]

Will We Have “Work” to Do in Heaven?

When I was young, I had an esoteric view of heaven as a place where you sat around all day on a cloud, smiling and looking down at the earth below.  "Pretty boring," I thought.So I have a question for you:Will we have work to do in heaven?Oh, I know that heaven is a place of "eternal rest."  And for sure, there are some sorts of jobs we will leave behind.In heaven, we will not:groan when the alarm goes off at 6:20 a.m. dread the day ahead, when the boss will be crabby and t … [Read more...]

Heaven Is For Real: Secrets Colton Burpo Didn’t Tell You in the Book or the Movie

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Now, Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book. --John 20:30SAY WHAT?!  I've always found that single sentence in the Gospel of John, which was read this morning at Mass, to be one of the most compelling.  I mean, you're telling me there are other things that happened--other miracles, other healings, other resurrections, other multiplications of loaves and fishes--which the evangelist saw, but which he doesn't tell us about?Well, for go … [Read more...]