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Sunday, June 4, 2023

Finding the Narrow Gate

Matthew 7: 13-14

13 “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.”


As a child I was part of an Easter egg hunt where the Easter eggs were just placed upon the ground for all to see.  There was no effort or ingenuity involved to find an egg.  Soon, everyone had a basket full.


And then there was the egg hunt where I only found a half dozen eggs after an hour of searching.  Some of my friends didn’t find any.  I think I treasured those six eggs more than the basket full that I had collected the year before.


When something is easy to find, many do not treasure it.  When something is hard to find, many lack the fortitude to search.


When we come to faith, it may be the result of many years of searching and wandering. And then, finally, we are found.  And we are glad to enter the narrow gate and walk the narrow road.


May the love of Christ be with you,

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)




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