St. Anselm explains the meaning of this: “IF thou wouldst be certain of being in the number of the elect, strive to be one of the few, NOT OF THE MANY. And if thou wouldst be quite sure of your salvation, strive to be among the FEWEST OF THE FEW…Do not follow the great majority of mankind, but follow those who enter upon the NARROW WAY, who denounce the world, who give themselves to prayer, and who never relax their efforts by day or by night, that they may attain everlasting blessedness.” Fr. Martin Von Cochem, (The Last Four Things, p. 221.)
Shall we declare, as most non-Catholics, and Catholics not well versed, say when a person dies…he’s gone to be with the Father; he’s in a better place; he’ll spend eternity with the Lord, and other such heavenly attributes?
If these “all are saved” assertions are to be believed, then why did Jesus answer: “You ask me if there are only a few who are saved? Here is my answer, strive to enter by the NARROW GATE; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and WILL NOT be able”, when He was asked: “Lord, is it only a few to be saved? (Matthew 7:13)
Saint Anselm and Fr. Martin Von Cochem, as do many other Saints tell us that most souls are lost. But do we need a litany of Saints reminding us when Holy Scripture settles the question clearly? Check out the Old and New Testaments and you’ll find multiple passages that point out that very few are saved. And while you’re at it, check out “The Last Four things to be Remembered” Death—Judgment—Hell—and Heaven.
Pray the Rosary, wear the Brown Scapular, and pray that non-believers come to their senses and accept what Jesus has taught for our salvation.