Gospel: Mt 7:6, 12-14
Do not give what is holy to the dogs, or throw your pearls before pigs. They might trample on them, and then turn on you and tear you to pieces. So, do to others whatever you would that others do to you: there, you have the law and the prophets. Enter through the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many go that way. How narrow is the gate that leads to life; and how rough the road; few there are who find it.
How narrow is the gate that leads to life Many of us are Catholics by cultural custom and not by personal choice. We are born into Catholic families and baptized into the Catholic Church as infants. Many of us remain nominal Christians throughout our lives, throwing and wasting the holy and precious values we have received. We go through life without any firm religious commitment; we make decisions not rooted in our religious convictions. In contrast, the narrow road requires commitment to Jesus and his values, despite the hardship and suffering as a consequence of doing so. But Jesus promises everlasting life for those go through the narrow road.
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