Letters from a Pastor to His People- August 25, 2019
You've all seen action movies. I have in my mind this image, from so many movies, of the heroes trying to enter a sealed and guarded building. They take a car or truck and bust through the gates.
Our Lord says, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate" (Luke 13:22-30). Sometimes we have to "bust through" the narrow gate. That is, we don't enter the narrow gate to heaven by squeezing through or taking the long route or by some trickery. We take action and plow through.
Jesus then says the following: "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 you evildoers.'"