10443204_mLuke 13: 22-30

The “narrow gate” of which Jesus speaks reminds us that holiness is hard.  We are put on guard against having a false sense of security.  The call to holiness is rigorous to answer.  Each Christian can count on God’s love without being presumptuous.  Kindness to others also helps us pass through the narrow gate.

O God, help me both to have confidence in your love for me yet cautious enough to be too self-confident.  May your Spirit help me to know Jesus and to imitate Him in your word and deed.