The Christian life can be hard at times, especially when we see others “getting ahead” at our expense. It is natural to be a little bit jealous when we see them harvesting the fruits of naked self interest. However, we know that the Lord desires that we not take advantage of our sisters and brothers, but rather be extravagantly generous and merciful.
Jesus does not want us to greedily walk through life, he instead desires that we walk the road less travelled that leads to eternal life.
Enter through the narrow gate;
for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction,
and those who enter through it are many.
How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life.
And those who find it are few.
Let us pray for one another, that we have the faith and the love to enter through the narrow gate and be counted as one of the chosen.