Two Ways!

Psalm 1:6

The LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

Scripture, in numerous places, sets before us the “Two Ways”: the way of darkness and the way of light, the way of the righteous and the way of the wicked.  Do the writers really think life is that simple?  No.  But in a complex world it is sometimes helpful to have things broken down into rather elementary building blocks so that we cannot finesse our way out of facing the obvious.  Jesus himself, fully aware of life’s ambiguities and grey areas, made use of this teaching device himself to remind us that there were “two ways”: the broad and narrow way.  One way is a dead end.  The other, the path to life.  He knew whereof he spoke since he himself is the way, the truth and the life.  Follow him.  He’s the only way.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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