Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

(Genesis 13:2.5-18; Matthew 7:6.12-14)

Country crooners are fond of singing, “How could something that is so wrong feel so right?”  They are only mimicking the Christian’s dilemma as Jesus presents it in today’s gospel.

He is addressing his disciples when he lays out the alternatives of a wide gate/road leading to destruction and a narrow gate/road bringing one to life.  Christians are not to see the possibility of being damned only applicable to the unchurched.  They can, like anyone else, lose their way by pursuing pleasure or power or prestige.

We must keep faith in Jesus.  Although it is possible to lead a righteous life without learning of his promises, it is likely our trust in his word that will keep us on the path of eternal glory.