Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Narrow Gate ***

S. Matthew 7: 12 – 29

O. The completion of this teaching by Jesus. This conclusion of the teaching is meant to tie the entire scripture together.

“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate . . . But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.”
The way is simple, and the way is narrow. We need only concern ourselves with how we act and behave toward all others. This is a simple message, but to follow this through is very difficult. There are many ways to be on Earth, and only one way to move beyond this existence. It is through a very deep relationship with God, and by how we act toward all others.

“Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions . . . Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.”
We can proclaim Jesus as your Savior, and it is not enough. It is how we are internally, what we do externally and connecting directly to God, the Universe. It is only through the connection that we forged while on Earth that we can know if how we are and what we do are what God wills. There is no other way.

It is a narrow gate in which we can go through to enter heaven. The only way is through living mindfully, with full awareness. That is not easy, but it is always within reach. We need only keep trying and keep knocking on the door. As long as we continue to try, we will succeed.

P.  May I be mindful of my actions toward all others.

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