Hey, so breaking news: Those of us who claim to be Christian, we’re actually expected to live what we say we believe! Via the Gospel today:
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate,” Jesus tells us, “”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.
For behold, some are last who will be first,
and some are first who will be last.”
The good news is: God is merciful and does give us all we need to get through that narrow gate. Thanks be to God, “The Lord is faithful in all his words.” And if we live as though we truly believe this, we can change the world. A little more from me on today’s Responsorial Psalm over on the website of my friends, the LifeRunners. (More on Pat Castle and his marathon of a life here when National Review Online is online again!)