THE GATE, WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE

“Enter through the narrow gate. The gate that leads to damnation is wide, the road is clear, and many choose to travel it.” —Matthew 7:13
 
There are two gates in life: the narrow gate and the wide gate. Many choose to enter through the wide gate because it is easy to do so. You would think we would choose a gate based on what’s behind it rather than on how easy it is to get through it. For example, does a person go on a road just because the road is wide, or because it leads to his destination? If we choose the wide gate, we are ignorant both of where the road behind this gate leads and where the road behind the narrow gate leads.
Jesus is the Gate (Jn 10:7, 9). He is “the Way, and the Truth, and the Life” (Jn 14:6). Jesus is the Truth about Life. He alone can reveal to us where the roads behind the gates of life go (see Rv 5:5). Whoever enters through Jesus will be safe and saved (Jn 10:9). Those who try to make their own way of life will destroy themselves (see Mt 7:13). It takes the Gate to know the gates.
Therefore, thankfully and totally give your life to Jesus, the Gate, Who is our only Savior (Acts 4:12) and our only Hope.
 
Prayer: Father, may I have enough faith and love to tell people about Jesus, the Truth.
Promise: “Set forth and walk about in the land, through its length and breadth, for to you I will give it.” —Gn 13:17
Praise: St. Cyril taught against heresy no matter how intense the persecution. He rejoiced in suffering for Christ when he was falsely accused and imprisoned (see 1 Pt 4:13-16).
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One thought on “THE GATE, WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE

  1. The two gates…wide and narrow…the roads are different that lead to each one. The wide gate is easy to find because the worldly roads that lead to it are many and the paths are so heavily traveled by people who choose to follow any which way of the world. It is easy to follow the crowd, the culture, and be led to the wide gate, the way to destruction. The devil offers no obstacles on that route.
    The narrow gate. The narrow gate is hard to find because there is only one road that leads to it, and only those who seek it find it and only those who follow Christ will have the gate opened to them (MT 7:7:8). The beautiful truth about living as a disciple of Christ, a true follower, is that the road to that narrow gate is Jesus himself. He is the Way (JN 14:6)…He is the road to follow to get to that narrow gate. He is the Way, He is the narrow gate, He is the key to enter through the gate. Jesus never said it would be an easy walk (JN 15:18) (MT 10:22).
    Thanks, brother.
    Kevin

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