Year C- 21th Sunday in Ordinary time
22 And he went through the cities and towns teaching, and making his journey to Jerusalem.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusStrive to enter by the narrow gate. It has been made small so that only the little ones will fit through it; it is narrow because only those without attachments will enter. If it were too easy to go to heaven, I would not have sacrificed myself as the price for your salvation.
The road of the life of this world is wide, many follow it because it is like a river of desires and pleasures, it drags them into spiritual danger and it is a definite way to perdition. The road to heaven is narrow and difficult to follow, not everyone can find it easily because it demands following my gospel. It is very easy to stray from it because of the distractions of the world.
The pursuit of the Kingdom of Heaven demands hard work, obedience and perseverance. Many start the walk on the road of salvation, but few stay on it; some think they will be able to come back but let me warn you, it is not wise to play with the spiritual life.
The evil one is constantly setting obstacles in the path of holiness to destroy the good work of souls. Beware of the enemy; arm yourself with the weapons of virtue. Pray for your faith, hope and love to be stronger, atone for your sins by practicing charity.
Donít justify yourself, thinking that you are already on the high steps of the spiritual ladder, the higher you are, the harder you will fall. Be humble and admit your weaknesses and limitations. Those who consider themselves to be last may be first because of their humility, but those who justify themselves will be last because of their pride.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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