Two paths

Hillside Thoughts

Matthew 7:13,14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.


The sermon is about over.  Jesus is concluding.  It is a place of determination.  We have a choice.  Each one of us on the grassy hillside listening and make application of the words of the Rabbi, must decide.  Jesus sums it all up with a choice between two gates.  A wide gate leading to destruction or a narrow gate that leads to life. And what strikes me the gate we choose is dependent upon the path we take in our present.  We are all walkers.  We are all on a journey toward a gate.  There are only two gates at the end of our paths. The difficulty of the path determines the number of people taking it. It is best to take the road less traveled by.  Only one of the two gates are worth the journey. God’s choice for us is to take the gate that is small. Narrow or wide is the ultimate choice.