Monday, June 14, 2010

The Narrow Door

There are those who practice a lukewarm type of Christianity, they may go to church, they may pray the rosary, the may demonstrate all the outward signs of being a Christian, but inwardly they are vested in the things of the world, and those things are their true love. I am not here trying to condemn people, but rather I am trying to say that Christ taught us to die to the world not make it mesh with Christianity. Here is what he wrote in Luke 13:23-29

"He passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.

Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few people be saved?" He answered them,

"Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.

After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, 'Lord, open the door for us.' He will say to you in reply, 'I do not know where you are from.'

And you will say, 'We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.'

Then he will say to you, 'I do not know where (you) are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!'

And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast out.

And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.

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