• Faith and Life,  Scripture

    That Narrow Door

    Most often, we tend to think of the words of the Lord as being comforting and welcoming, embracing all who approach Him. And for the most part, that is precisely what He is. But we can all too easily overlook the starkness of some of what He says. Today is one of those days when the Gospel does not comfort or console us – rather, it challenges us very deeply indeed, pulling us out of our complacency. The Gospel today contained these words of the Lord, responding to a man who asked Him if many would be saved – “Strive to enter through the narrow door, for many, I tell…